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How Can We Get More Girls and Women in Tech?

Craig Newmark | Posted 07.26.2016 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Folks, it's important to support women in tech. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 68% of women enroll in college (compared to 63% of men), ...

A Word of Advice to School Counselors and College Counselors. Relax.

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 06.08.2016 | College
Patrick O'Connor

It's easy to understand why some school counselors are nervous about next year. SAT changes, a new multi-school college application, and major change...

College Testing Wars are Building. How Can Students Find Peace?

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 05.17.2016 | College
Patrick O'Connor

It was supposed to be a quiet week in college admissions, but a story was rumbling beneath the typical spring headlines of "Colleges Receive Record Apps" last week that, if left unchecked, could trash the serene summer of many a rising senior--and it all has to do with guessing.

Who's Responsible for Student Indebtedness?

Jack Jennings | Posted 04.26.2016 | College
Jack Jennings

Colleges and universities are blamed for the high costs resulting from not controlling expenses. Less well-known is that state governments by reducing their support of public colleges and universities are also culpable for increasing the burden of loan indebtedness.

The Candidates and Higher Education

Tom Snyder | Posted 04.20.2016 | College
Tom Snyder

As the presidential campaign heats up, it is time to look at where the candidates stand on higher education.

Why Is College Admissions Such a Mess?

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 03.29.2016 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Like so many other things in life, it's useless to just complain about college admissions. Small or big, we've got to do something about it.

How Art History Taught Me That I, A Woman Of Color, Could Create

The Huffington Post | Tricia Tongco | Posted 02.05.2016 | Arts

Throughout elementary and junior high, I had been a straight-A student. But by high school, I had become a slacker who made an effort in the only two ...

The College Board under David Coleman: Another Delay- This Time, PSAT Scores

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 12.21.2015 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

David Coleman was at the center of Common Core State Standards (CCSS) development, a position about which he publicly declared post-CCSS that he and o...

The College Board Under David Coleman: Bad for SAT Business

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 12.07.2015 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

Becoming part of the College Board's new SAT roll out caught numerous students unawares as Coleman's College Board decided to use students taking the October 2015 SAT as the first guinea pigs for the new scoring delivery system. And it went badly.

Teaching the Truth About America's History: Only the Truth Can Make Us Free

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 10.16.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Who is writing and influencing the history our children are taught? Should a few education officials in Texas or any state drive decisions about what all of our children learn or sugarcoat the truth?

Common Core: The Lego Kit of Education

Steve Nelson | Posted 08.22.2015 | 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 08.13.2015 | 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 08.12.2015 | 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...

Make Sure Your Freshman Gets a Money-Smart College Start

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 07.29.2015 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

You've worked to train your children in money management, but college brings a whole new level of financial decision-making and challenges. So before they are off on their own, review these topics to make sure they're ready.

Early Look at 2016 SAT Practice Materials Raise Concerns

Alex Mallory | Posted 06.29.2016 | Education
Alex Mallory

The new SAT is not a bad test, but it is not yet polished. Given its numerous similarities to the ACT, therefore, students currently heading into their junior years will find the ACT a more reliable option for prep work.

New SAT: A Biased Exam In A Biased World

Josh Stephens | Posted 06.02.2016 | College
Josh Stephens

Today, the long-awaited redesign of the SAT exam takes a step forward with the debut of Khan Academy's online SAT preparation program. The redesign responds, in part, to some harrowing shortcomings of the current iteration of the exam.

Let's Sue Harvard and End Illegal Preferences in College Admission

Steve Nelson | Posted 06.02.2016 | College
Steve Nelson

Let's have a lawsuit where all the "different" learners, visionaries, poets, iconoclasts, artists and musicians come together and sue Harvard for giving illegal preference to applicants who brandish their relatively unimportant test scores. That's a lawsuit I'd join.

Want To Know How You Would Do On The New SAT?

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics

The College Board and Khan Academy unveiled a new set of tools Tuesday designed to make it easier for kids to study for the new SAT. The resources inc...

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.

2016 SAT: The Latest Research and Analysis

Alex Mallory | Posted 06.22.2015 | Education
Alex Mallory

The 2016 SAT is content-based, with less emphasis on logic than the current SAT. Math problems are more likely to look like problems that could appear in a school math class and less like logic puzzles.

Skip the SAT? Why?

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 06.09.2015 | College
Patrick O'Connor

I can't believe people are getting nervous about an exam that's going to be rolled out next month but not given until next year. Consider this.

FAFSA Primer: How to Navigate Through the College Aid Maze

Jason Alderman | Posted 05.11.2015 | Money
Jason Alderman

Whether you're a parent with a child currently in diapers or a student planning to graduate from high school fairly soon, it is worthwhile to study the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) -- a 130-question form that determines who qualifies for a piece of $150 billion in federal grants, loans and work-study funds -- well in advance.

7 Largest US Districts To Teach Computer Science

ASSOCIATED PRESS | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The seven largest school districts in the U.S. are joining more than 50 others to start offering introductory computer science to a...

An Ovation for Jefferson County

Josh Stephens | Posted 01.29.2015 | College
Josh Stephens

You know the moment when you ready yourself to leap to your feet at the end of a symphony, only to hear that glimmer of a violin note that keeps you glued to your seat and safe from mortification? That was me a few weeks ago at the College Board Forum.