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Should D.C. Force Its Students To Apply To College?

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.04.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Should District of Columbia public and charter high school students be required to apply for college or trade school in order to graduat...

11 Cultural Highs From San Francisco's 2011 Arts Calendar

George Heymont | Posted 02.25.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

The San Francisco Bay area has such a vibrant arts community that prioritizing events can become a mind-numbing exercise. Here is a slideshow of the 11 most thrilling events I attended in 2011.

Should Behavior And Attitude Be Factors In Student Success?

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 02.01.2012 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Robyn Gee The focus on academic achievement is intense in today’s classroom culture. We’ve seen kindergartners with private tutors, a...

Tutoring Firm Sabotages Independent High School

Alex Mallory | Posted 03.12.2012 | Education
Alex Mallory

On September 28, 2011, the New York Times broke an unprecedented story about the private school world. The tutoring firm, Brattle Street Coaching, ha...

DePaul Makes ACT, SAT Score Submission Optional

Posted 11.02.2011 | Chicago

After five years of deliberation, DePaul University has decided to make submission of ACT or SAT scores optional, starting with the 2012 admission cyc...

Acting in the Tenderloin

Carey Perloff | Posted 10.11.2011 | Home
Carey Perloff

The Tenderloin is a notoriously difficult area to attract audiences to and is not always the safest place to do business. But the energy on the streets in that neighborhood is palpable.

Power Struggle Between the CollegeBoard and Top Independent Schools Burdens Students With Overwhelming Workloads

Alex Mallory | Posted 10.08.2011 | Education
Alex Mallory

The disconnect between course and standardized test content is the product of a power struggle between private high schools (and many public schools as well) and the College Board.

There's Plenty of Room for Another $40,000 per Year Private School

Alex Mallory | Posted 09.12.2011 | Education
Alex Mallory

The rich and powerful do not enjoy rejection, yet well-to-do New York City families continue to submit themselves to the always unpleasant, often humbling independent school admission gauntlet in record numbers. Why?

Cracking The ISEE

Alex Mallory | Posted 08.25.2011 | Education
Alex Mallory

The ISEE appears to be the most daunting of all standardized admission exams. The students who take the exam are self-selecting.

I got an 'A' and I Didn't Even Study

Alex Mallory | Posted 08.01.2011 | Education
Alex Mallory

For most students, the image to cultivate is that of someone who doesn't care, who leaves everything to the last minute, and who miraculously pulls off "A" papers and top test scores.

Isn't Tutoring Just a Crutch?

Alex Mallory | Posted 07.11.2011 | Education
Alex Mallory

I receive phone calls from parents who have been wrestling with the consequences of private tutoring. Their concern is that tutoring is, at best, a band-aid and, at worst, a crutch.

Score Choice Doesn't Matter

Alex Mallory | Posted 05.29.2011 | Education
Alex Mallory

Since the College Board's policy change, the admission-conscious public has consistently cried foul play, claiming Score Choice allows the wealthy to pay for unlimited tests.

Tutoring Is A Dirty Word

Alex Mallory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Alex Mallory

Spending huge sums of money on a tutor can never guarantee a straight-A transcript or top standardized test scores

Exploring Sensible Alternatives In Evidence-Based Psychotherapy

Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D.

Only a small percentage of psychotherapy services in the United States are tightly linked to existing scientific knowledge. It is a bit strange if you think of it.

SAT vs. ACT: Choose Wisely

Alex Mallory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Alex Mallory

It's not difficult to understand why the ACT has managed to gain popularity. Plain and simple, it's a more straightforward test than the SAT, less intimidating than its more established counterpart.

Pricey ACT, SAT Test Prep Classes May Not Be Worth It, Experts Say

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

The anxiety of high school juniors -- and their parents -- over taking college-entrance exams is creating a market force for the test-prep industry. D...

WATCH: High School Student Asks Colleges To Ditch The SAT

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

After high school junior Allie Kauffmann spent close to $800 on an SAT prep course, her score jumped 300 points. But rather than feeling pleased by th...

Nightmare: 100 High School Seniors' Test Scores Lost

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

In a dreaded scenario come true, ACT lost the test scores of 100 Oakland high school seniors --putting their chance of starting college in the fall at...

7 Ways To Improve SAT And ACT Scores | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Across the country, high school juniors are getting ready to take the SAT and/or ACT. Here are seven ways for teenagers to improve their SAT and ACT s...

Douglas Bruce A No-Show At Hearing On Campaign Complaint

Colorado Springs Gazette | JOHN SCHROYER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Neither Douglas Bruce nor anyone from his Active Citizens Together group showed up to a legal hearing Tuesday in Denver in defense of accusations of c...

Kansas Seniors Achieve Perfect Scores on SAT and ACT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Charlie Wolock hit two academic bull's-eyes this year, not only acing the ACT, but also achieving perfection on the SAT. Both tests aim to measure stu...

When Did Average Become Below Average?

Michael N. Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Michael N. Smith

Wouldn't C's be great if the student was 100 times smarter at the end of school year? As opposed to receiving all A's and B's and only being 10 times smarter?

Ill. Schools: Mediocre Student Scores Are OK

Chicago Tribune | Diane Rado | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Thousands of Illinois schools are like mediocre students: Most of their pupils are passing -- but not distinguishing themselves -- on state achievemen...

The High Cost of a Brand Name College

Jenifer Fox | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jenifer Fox

Since 1983, U.S. News & World Report has changed the way parents and students choose institutions of higher education, so that a college degree is only as good as its brand name.

Mindfulness Therapy For Kids: Better For Pain Than Pills? | JOHN CLOUD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Some children, like some adults, have chronic, unexplainable pain. They have backaches every day or their legs and feet hurt every day or their necks ...