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upsides to teaching your kids' chess

There are numerous upsides to teaching your kids’ chess. Yes, let them learn!

As one of the world’s oldest and most iconic board games, countless people enjoy chess across every corner of the globe. Considering its heavy association with strategic thinking and planning, one might believe chess is a complicated game only for the enjoyment of adults. However, this is far from the truth. The basic rules...

What do you think is the better choice between the ACT and the SAT? These are the factors that will decide it!

What do you think is the better choice between the ACT and the SAT? These are the factors that will decide it!

The time for college applications is drawing nearer. You’ve decided on your top choices for schools and a few safety options. Maybe you’ve even started brainstorming your admission essay and have got a rough draft or two down. Things are looking good. But wait, there is one more thing! That’s right; it’s those pesky-standardized...

Wait? Is it true that under President Joe Biden's watch, higher education is now FREE?

Wait? Is it true that under President Joe Biden’s watch, higher education is now FREE?

Last December, New York Knicks fans swept the TikTok world, hurling their bodies at the nearest phone camera to holler their new catchphrase: “Bing bong!” Many New Yorkers turned to “man on the street” style videos, initially popularized by Billy Eichner and Jimmy Kimmel, to interview their fellow Knicks fans, hoping to elicit the...

Fake Universities in the US

Should we be concerned about the proliferation of fake universities in the United States?

Say what you want about Bernie Madoff, but he made a lot of money by employing a Ponzi scheme in the mid-2000s. People will create a litany of schemes to get rich quickly, from Madoff’s strategy to selling pet rocks or even emailing grandparents under the guise of being an indebted Nigerian prince who...

Coding for Kids

Zinkerz leads the way for students to explore and learn the language of the future: CODING!

In a world of tablets and devices, with the curriculum in schools being moved to all online platforms and worries about social media influences on young children, many parents find it hard to balance “screen-time” and “screen-free time.” The discussions about screen time can cause judgment between friends and a desire to rationalize every...

Changes in the SAT are coming

Here’s everything we know—and you need to know—about the forthcoming SAT changes.

A blog post we wrote about the upcoming SAT changes was published in March (What new changes are coming to the SAT). The College Board has recently updated the information accessible to the public, providing a better idea of what we will find when the new SAT is implemented. Zinkerz always presents its readers...

Gender Equality in Education

As students, we have all had our favorite teachers and courses while moving through primary school, secondary school, and eventually into college. Perhaps you took little stock of any emerging trends while your mind was preoccupied with the range of stimuli that define these transitional stages of early life. But maybe you’ve noticed that...

Navigating College and Mental Health

Starting college is a tough time for many reasons. Between moving away from home, having to make new friends, and keeping up with classes, college students have a lot on their plate. One of the most significant challenges students face today is balancing the increasingly pressurized demands of higher education while being mindful of...