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My Secret to Raising SAT Scores

Meg Campbell | Posted 11.27.2011 | Education
Meg Campbell

My secret advice to raising SAT scores is to read the New Yorker magazine weekly -- or another magazine that is a reach to read because it's written for adults, not teens.

Are High Schoolers Prepared for College? New Data Says Only 43% of Class of 2011 is Ready

Gaston Caperton | Posted 11.20.2011 | Education
Gaston Caperton

College and career readiness are essential to America's future. We must ensure that by the time our students graduate high school, they are prepared to succeed and to compete to be the best in the world.

SAT Reading Scores Fall To Lowest Level On Record

AP | By JUSTIN POPE | Posted 11.14.2011 | College

-- Scores on the critical reading portion of the SAT college entrance exam fell three points to their lowest level on record last year, and combined ...

Stop and Smell the Roses

Steve Nelson | Posted 11.08.2011 | Education
Steve Nelson

The national delirium over accountability and standardized measures is threatening the full, rich, human development of a generation of children.

It's Liberal Arts College Party Time!

Laura Skandera Trombley | Posted 09.20.2011 | College
Laura Skandera Trombley

Every college president's heart quickens whenever a reporter from a major media outlet calls to have a chat.

The New Language of Furr

Gaston Caperton | Posted 08.06.2011 | Education
Gaston Caperton

Last month I visited Furr High School in Houston and met Dr. Bertie Simmons, the woman almost single-handedly responsible for Furr's dramatic turnaround.

Does the SAT Have A Racial Bias?

The Huffington Post | Jessica Prois | Posted 11.16.2011 | Education

For years, the SAT has come under attack for having a certain bent. From the Harvard Educational Review to the Princeton Review, the measurement tool ...

Massive Hack Targets Customers From Citigroup, Walgreens, TiVo, Capital One, HSN, College Board

Posted 06.03.2011 | Technology

(Reuters) - The names and e-mails of customers of Citigroup Inc and other large U.S. companies, as well as College Board students, were exposed in...

Educating the Next Generation of Innovators

Gaston Caperton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Gaston Caperton

The STEM curriculum offers America our greatest hope of prosperity in the 21st century -- a century that will be defined by the ability of our greatest innovators to solve our greatest problems quickly and efficiently.

President Obama Proposes Cuts in Aid Programs to Preserve Pell Grant

Mark Kantrowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Mark Kantrowitz

It is unlikely that Congress will increase student aid funding by much over the next decade. Instead, there will be greater emphasis on using current funding more effectively.

Sputnik II: Relearn the Love of Learning -- Now

Carla Seaquist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Carla Seaquist

Not so long ago -- in that 1959-'69 span of the U.S.-Soviet space race -- the love of learning held sway.

What I Learned From MTV's Quixotic Adventures in Education Reform

Jason Rzepka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jason Rzepka

Early last year, my colleagues and I encountered the most confounding challenge of our careers: How can we help more American kids get a quality education?

By The Numbers: The Worth Of A College Degree | Posted by Brad Tuttle Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at 11:18 Am | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

What with high unemployment rates and soaring costs of higher education, there's no shortage of skepticism about whether a college degree is truly wor...

Students Willing To Attend Colleges They Can't Afford

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

According to a new report, released by the College Board and higher education consulting firm Art & Science Group LLC, many students seriously conside...

College Tuition Costs Climbing Again This Fall

AP | ERIC GORSKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

College tuition costs shot up again this fall, and students and their families are leaning more on the federal government to make higher education mor...

Newsflash: We Need Fewer, Not More, College Grads?

Justin Snider | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Justin Snider

One surefire way to get people's attention is to say the exact opposite of what everyone else is saying -- to claim that conventional wisdom is wrong. And sometimes, of course, conventional wisdom is wrong.

College: It Pays

Gaston Caperton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Gaston Caperton

According to a College Board report released earlier this month, college graduates on average earned about $22,000 more than those with just a high school diploma ($55,700 compared to $33,800) in 2008.

A College Degree Pays Off -- And Then Some: Report

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

According to a new report from the College Board, a college degree pays for itself in many ways over a lifetime -- from enabling more consistent emplo...

How Going To College Is Like Buying A Car

US News and World Report | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

A growing number of private colleges are adopting the old car salesmen's trick of setting high sticker prices then clinching sales by offering nearly ...

Competitiveness vs. Excellence: The Education Crisis That Isn't

Alfie Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alfie Kohn

From any reasonable moral standard, we'd want kids to succeed regardless of where they call home. If progress were being made worldwide, that would be terrific news.

Twenty-Seven Percent Of Texans Hold College Degrees

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Texas may be the second largest state in the union, but it's hardly leading the country in college graduates. According to a recent report from the Co...

Is College Necessary? Fewer Americans Think So

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Throughout America, popular opinion on college is shifting: More people now see it as an unnecessary waste of money, a new survey reveals. The Wall...

Gen Y Debt Burdens Increase As More Students Borrow (WATCH)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

According to a new report from the College Board, only a third of bachelor's degree-seeking students don't take out loans to pay for their education. ...

SAT 'Favors One Ethnic Group Over Another,' Research Says

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Research psychologist Roy Freedle has been working for 23 years to prove that the SAT puts black students at a disadvantage -- and his ideas are just ...

The College Insider: Admissions Freak-Out #12: What A Long, Strained Trip It's Been

Karen Stabiner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Stabiner

I'm not saying a senior should bail altogether. But keep in mind that your senior's acceptance matters almost as much to his or her high school as it does to you.