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Shifting The School Choice Debate

Matthew Randazzo | Posted 03.14.2017 | Education
Matthew Randazzo

The decades-long fight over school choice pits two well-worn arguments: “Students, and by extension our economy, are suffering because public school...

Are You Ready for AP Classes?

Chuck Cohn | Posted 08.19.2016 | Education
Chuck Cohn

Not all students are ready for AP classes at the same time. If you are uncertain about your own preparedness, there are several steps that you can take.

College Counseling: Public vs. Private School - Which One Is Right For Me?

Ishan Puri | Posted 06.02.2016 | College
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Ishan Puri

Students change, so colleges are instead looking for dynamic individuals that are open-minded, capable of learning, and able to contribute back to their community. These traits can be show at either a private or public school.

Preparing Students for College, Careers of Today

Matthew Randazzo | Posted 11.17.2016 | Education
Matthew Randazzo

Our communities depend on the quality of educational opportunities to thrive. Yet far too many students in our country never make it to college or arrive on college campuses ill-prepared for the academic rigors of post-secondary course work.

Common Core: The Lego Kit of Education

Steve Nelson | Posted 08.21.2016 | Education
Steve Nelson

Children who play with piles of Legos, inventing and building as they wish, exhibit far more long-term creativity than children who build things from Lego kits. Rearranging Legos from a messy pile is a better learning experience than working from a kit with directions (unless you're in a hurry and hope to use the finished Lego product as a household appliance).

Whitewashed History Is Unpatriotic

Steve Nelson | Posted 08.13.2016 | Politics
Steve Nelson

"All lives matter" is a trite rejoinder to "black lives matter" and diminishes the ugly reality of racism. It is a classic and childish false equivalence. Of course "all lives matter." But white lives have never "not mattered."

Historians and Teachers Angry Over Advanced Placement Flip-Flop

Alan Singer | Posted 08.12.2016 | Education
Alan Singer

Left-leaning historians and high school social studies teachers are furious over the announced changes in curriculum for Advanced Placement United States History classes. They charge College Board succumbed to political pressure from the right, and of course they are correct.

After Facing Backlash, AP U.S. History Course Revised To Emphasize American Ideals

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.31.2015 | Politics

After facing months of intense scrutiny over a new Advanced Placement U.S. History (APUSH) course outline that some conservatives perceived as contain...

Is AP U.S. History Biased? Take This Quiz and See!

John A. Tures | Posted 06.11.2016 | Education
John A. Tures

Several members of the conservative National Association of Scholars have again taken aim at the Advanced Placement U.S. History curriculum, claiming it omits or minimizes religious influences in America and the free-enterprise system and ignores Republican heroes like Ronald Reagan. But is that really the case?

Why Not Commit to Win-Win School Improvement?

John Thompson | Posted 05.25.2016 | Education
John Thompson

Expanded A.P. helps students, who might otherwise be denied an opportunity to improve their writing and critical thinking skills, to learn challenging skills for mastery. Isn't that also supposed to be the purpose of Common Core -- providing college readiness learning opportunities?

New Partnership Highlights Importance of College and Career Readiness

Vince Bertram | Posted 05.15.2016 | Education
Vince Bertram

What does it mean to be college and career ready? It is often cited as the desired outcome for K-12 education, although too few students leave high school fully prepared for college or the workforce.

Monolingual Myopia

Clayton Lewis | Posted 05.20.2015 | Education
Clayton Lewis

Debates are sizzling about the efficacy of American education in preparing students for the global economy. Graduates face escalating competition as millions of recent job entrants hit the market from expanding middle-class economies such as India, China and Brazil.

Learning to Love What You Have

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

In a season focused on gratitude, 17-year-old Monica Chica has an attitude about choosing to be grateful that's wise far beyond her years: "The most important lesson I learned is that being happy is not about having with you what you loved in the past, but learning to love what you have in the present."

Historians Should Honor Protesting Colorado Students

Peter Dreier | Posted 11.30.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

The brave Colorado high school students who are protesting their school board's attempt to rewrite their American history curriculum are doing all Americans a favor. They are reminding us of the importance of dissent and protest in our nation's history.

Matt Ferner

Students Protesting Conservative Rewrite Of History Get Big Endorsement

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.26.2014 | Politics

The organization that oversees the Advanced Placement curriculum, whose history course is being defended by massive, ongoing student protests in a Den...

Are We Ready for "Score Inflation?"

Stephen Secora | Posted 06.02.2014 | College
Stephen Secora

By making the SAT more representative of what students learn in their schools, the College Board may democratize the exam, and make its accessibility -- and therefore college's accessibility -- open to everyone.

You're Just Not Good Enough for College!

Cate Pane | Posted 04.20.2014 | Parents
Cate Pane

As parents, we can choose not to "buy into" the culture of competition within which are teens are living.

Why I Want To Live In A Fantasy World

Mandy Jackson-Beverly | Posted 11.07.2013 | Fifty
Mandy Jackson-Beverly

I'm hoping to wake up tomorrow in a new world. Yep, my fantasy world, where chocolate and ice cream are calorie-free, same goes for pasta, which in my make believe world will be extremely high in protein, just like coffee with half and half and brown sugar.

Joy Resmovits

This Man Is About To Give The SAT A Dramatic Makeover

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.30.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Growing up in downtown Manhattan as the son of a psychiatrist and a college president, David Coleman never wanted for stimulation. At the ...

Early College and Beyond: Success for More Low-income Students

Carol J. Carter | Posted 06.30.2013 | Impact
Carol J. Carter

I'm all for high school students taking a couple of college classes before they graduate from high school, but we are kidding ourselves if we expect the experience gained from taking a remedial college course will prepare students for the rigors of college-level work.

How to Prep for Advanced Placement Exams

Chuck Cohn | Posted 06.19.2013 | College
Chuck Cohn

While AP coursework is developed to help students prepare for testing, earning an "A" in class is no guarantee that you'll pass the exam. Dedicating time to AP exam prep is still critical.

Are AP Exams The Biggest Scam Ever?

Posted 02.13.2013 | Teen

This post is featured with permission from BroBible.com. By Andy Moore for BroBible.com Back in my day, which coincided with Facebook’s Paleol...

College Is Expensive, But Still Worth It

Danny Levi | Posted 03.20.2013 | College
Danny Levi

Americans are starting to become disenchanted and doubtful about the value of a college education, and it's not hard to see why. But a college education is still worth it, even after all that.

Howard High School Students, Teachers Earn Cash For AP Test Success

Posted 11.02.2012 | Education

Dozens of students at Howard High School in Georgia pocketed $100 each for every Advanced Placement English, math or science exam they passed with a 3...

'Flex Model' Education Builds Student Independence Through Flexibility, Support

Education Week, Bethesda, Md. | Katie Ash | Posted 12.31.2012 | Education

San Francisco and Morgan Hill, Calif. -- Connor Kearns did not expect to spend his junior year thinking about college. "In 7th grade, I thought I mig...