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New Partnership Highlights Importance of College and Career Readiness

Vince Bertram | Posted 05.15.2015 | 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 | 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 | 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 By Andy Moore for 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...

New College Student: 'I Was Never Taught To Be Ready For College'

| Posted 08.30.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. For the second year in a row, Hispanics will be the largest minority on U.S. college campu...

Successful School Curriculum Under Attack

Ken Blackwell | Posted 10.02.2012 | Education
Ken Blackwell

What is the objection to International Baccalaureate? Because the program is available across the globe, encourages students to learn a second language and teaches students about other cultures, the conspiratorial-right is claiming the program is part of a plot to erode American sovereignty.

The Test-Score Myth

Eloy Ortiz Oakley | Posted 09.12.2012 | College
Eloy Ortiz Oakley

College-level courses are considered the gateway to a certificate or degree and completing either one of them in a student's first year is a powerful predictor of completing a certificate or degree.

AP Exams Surge As Standard For High School Rigor

AP | JUSTIN POPE | Posted 08.21.2012 | Education

-- Not long ago, Advanced Placement exams were mostly for top students looking to challenge themselves and get a head start on college credit. Not an...

The Future of Chinese Language Education

Gaston Caperton | Posted 06.20.2012 | Education
Gaston Caperton

Knowing how to speak Chinese and understanding China's rich history is now recognized as a great asset to any American student who seeks an audience with the world.

District Rescinds Punishment Against Teacher For 'Racist' Vocabulary Quiz

Posted 05.20.2012 | Education

In a nod to the power of community and social media, Lakeshore Public Schools in Stevensville, Mich. has rescinded disciplinary action against an Adva...

Most Students Who Should Be Taking AP Exams Aren't

Posted 04.14.2012 | Education

While more high school students are taking the Advanced Placement exams -- and succeeding on them -- most students who should be taking the exams aren...

Why America Needs Good Teachers

Mary Ann Rankin | Posted 03.18.2012 | Education
Mary Ann Rankin

An increased emphasis on good teachers who can provide high quality math and science education should be a top priority for America's educational community and our political leaders.

AP Classes: Absolutely Preposterous Weapons of Mass Instruction

| Sophie W., San Diego, CA | Posted 12.03.2011 | Home

This is a teen-written article from our friends at Weapons of Mass Instruction have been discovered in schools nationwide. Standardiza...

College Applications: Would I Have Met Today's Standards?

Judy Silk | Posted 01.15.2012 | Parents
Judy Silk

If a teen grows in Brooklyn but the college board doesn't see it, did they still grow?