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David Coleman

More Students Are Taking The SAT, Even As Scores Fail To Improve

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.03.2015 | Politics

The College Board, the company that oversees the SATs and Advanced Placement program, released test results from the 2o14-2015 school year on Thursda...

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...

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.

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.

Gates Is at It Again: The Common Core-Centered "Collaborative for Student Success"

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 01.17.2015 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

Billionaire Bill Gates really wants the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for "mass" education.

Common Core Is Designed to Drive Your Local Curriculum

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 01.10.2015 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

Proponents of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) like to promote the idea that CCSS is "not a curriculum." The CCSS website further states the disjointed idea that local districts somehow retain true freedom over what is taught in the classroom. This is a lie.

Joy Resmovits

'Flat And Stagnant' SAT Scores Ahead Of Major Test Redesign

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics

SAT scores for the class of 2014 averaged a 497 in reading, 513 in math and 487 in writing -- about the same as the last few years, according to a rep...

History Fight Coming To A Head In Suburban Denver

AP | COLLEEN SLEVIN | Posted 12.02.2014 | Politics

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — A suburban Denver school board refused to back off a proposed review of the Advanced Placement U.S. history course on Thursday ...

Rebecca Klein

This Is The AP U.S. History Course Some Conservatives Want Dropped

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics

From South Carolina to Colorado, conservative activists want to make sure that teachers do not use the College Board's new framework for Advanced Plac...

These Are The States Where Kids Do Best On AP Exams

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.03.2014 | Politics

When it comes to advanced placement exams, kids in some states fare far better than those in other states. A new map compiled by research engine Fi...

David Coleman Wants to Fix Inequality

Peter Greene | Posted 09.20.2014 | Education
Peter Greene

Coleman's genius marketing idea solution to educational inequality is to take human bias out of the equation and replace it with the hidden human bias encased in testing.

What Do We Know About the New SAT?

Alex Mallory | Posted 09.06.2014 | Education
Alex Mallory

There is a perception that we don't yet know much about the redesigned SAT. This notion persists because the College Board has chosen to release information in a less than straightforward manner, burying hard fact within vague jargon about measures of "college readiness."

David Brooks, Common Core Circus Performer

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 06.24.2014 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

Brooks is right; the circus in indeed "in town," and in his opinion-spouting position, Brooks is attempting to sell tickets to The Greatest So-called "Standards" Show on Earth.

Joy Resmovits

Will The New SAT Be A) Shorter B) Harder C) Less Literary D) All Of The Above?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics

The College Board on Wednesday released blueprints for a redesigned SAT test, giving an early first look at what's in store for many students with col...

Police Mistakenly Shoot Unarmed Man

AP | ROBERT JABLON | Posted 04.11.2014 | Crime

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies mistakenly shot to death a hostage who was fleeing from a knife-wielding attacker at a West...

Should You Stay or Should You Go? Experts Weigh in on what's Better for Children When it Comes to Divorce

KidsInTheHouse.com | Posted 05.27.2014 | Divorce
KidsInTheHouse.com

What Paltrow and Martin are going through resonates with millions of American parents, who are contemplating divorce: Is it better to stay or go?

Joy Resmovits

Here's The New SAT Test Essay Question

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.06.2014 | Parents

AUSTIN, Texas -- The venerable SAT college admissions test will look very different in spring 2016. And, according to the new test's architect, there ...

What the New SAT May Look Like and Why It Could Be Mandatory

Alex Mallory | Posted 03.30.2014 | Education
Alex Mallory

The College Board plans bigger, farther-reaching changes for the SAT, an admirable goal for the oft-criticized test. But why rush those plans for a launch in 2015? Probably to turn the tide against the SAT's dwindling market share.

NGA 'Corporate Fellows': The Cozy Relationship Between Corporations and Education

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 03.11.2014 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

For education corporations, CCSS alone is a potential cash cow: Curriculum, teacher and administrator professional development, student preparation (including tutoring and test prep), assessment writing, administration, and scoring. Envision the saliva as it dribbles down the education corporate executive chins.

BBC Sports Broadcaster David Coleman Dies

AP | Posted 12.22.2013 | Media

LONDON (AP) — British sports broadcaster David Coleman, who covered 11 Summer Olympics for the BBC and six World Cups, has died. He was 87. A fam...

A Serious Flaw in Common Core

Alan Singer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Alan Singer

Despite claims by advocates for Common Core, there is no universal timeless interpretation of a text. Meaning then and now is something that we debate, not uncover, while supporting our views with evidence from both the text and from the world.

The Fight to Save Common Core: Count Me Out

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 12.13.2013 | Politics
Mercedes Schneider

I have written a number of posts on the so-called Common Core State Standards (CCSS), an unprecedented effort by those outside of the classroom to exercise control over the classroom by standardizing what is taught in classrooms across the nation.

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 ...

A Brief Audit of Bill Gates' Common Core Spending

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics
Mercedes Schneider

Bill Gates likes Common Core. So, he is purchasing it. In doing so, Gates demonstrates (sadly so) that when one has enough money, one can purchase fundamentally democratic institutions.

Joy Resmovits

SAT Creators Make Civil Rights Hire

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics

The College Board, the organization best known for bringing you the SATs and Advanced Placement exams, is trying to branch out -- into civil rights wo...