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College Board President: 'We Are Building an Iron Wall of Inequality'

Keosha Varela | Posted 07.15.2014 | Education
Keosha Varela

He discussed testing students as a measure of college preparedness, the issues of inequality and discrimination in the classroom, and the state of the US public education system.

The Real Secret of School Success

Hilary Wilce | Posted 06.26.2014 | Parents
Hilary Wilce

The journey through school is a long and winding road, and the only consistent thing along the way is you -- their loving, attentive, often long-suffering parent.

6 Guaranteed Ways to Screw Up Your Child's Education

Hilary Wilce | Posted 06.09.2014 | Parents
Hilary Wilce

Want your child to get as little out of school as possible? Here's how.

Freedom With a Twist of Maturity

Susan Kaufman | Posted 07.05.2014 | College
Susan Kaufman

The only reason I actually studied and did my work in high school, I thought, was to get into a good college and to keep my parents out of my hair. But now that I am at good college, why am I still working hard?

8 Tips For Surviving Finals Season

Katerina Rosen | Posted 06.21.2014 | College
Katerina Rosen

Think finals week has to be a nightmare? Well, think again. Here are eight, great tips for making finals better than bearable.

The Seven Stages Of Post-Finals Grief

Lana Gorlinski | Posted 04.04.2014 | Teen
Lana Gorlinski

For one week, school halls fill to the brim with bleary-eyed, sweat pants-clad students aimlessly wandering around like zombies, nose buried in a study guide or textbook. That's right. It's finals week.

SAT Scores and Asian American Academic Achievements

Andrew Lam | Posted 11.10.2013 | College
Andrew Lam

According to The National Center for Fair and Open Testing, there's a disturbing trend in SAT scores in America. The score over all has fallen 20 poin...

Joy Resmovits

Should Special Ed Kids Be Held To The Same Standards As Their Peers?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics

Should students with disabilities be held to the same academic standards as their peers? And should schools and teachers be held accountable for their...

20 GIFs That Perfectly Describe When You Cheated On Your Final

Elite Daily | Posted 07.07.2013 | College
Elite Daily

This article is syndicated with permission from partners at EliteDaily.com. Follow them on Twitter! 20. The first day you get your study pack, and ...

'Experience Everything, Forget Nothing'

Laura Brennen | Posted 04.20.2013 | Teen
Laura Brennen

Part of me wonders if this is my brain trying to tell me that I do not want to grow up and start making scary "adult" decisions. I have no clue what I want to study at University, much less what job I want to do.

How to Cram for Finals Without Losing Your Mind

Dan Johnston | Posted 02.13.2013 | College
Dan Johnston

The good news is, anyone can rock -- or at least pass -- a final exam without going crazy. All it just takes a little organization, some preparation, and a solid night of sleep.

A Freshman's Guide to Final Exams

Her Campus | Posted 01.29.2013 | College
Her Campus

You may or may not have taken multiple AP, IB, SAT, ACT, etc. tests during high school, but how do these compare to college exams? And how can you go about studying without a Princeton Review study book? Will these exams cause your grades to plummet?

Help Your Teen Beat the Midterm Blues

Dan Mulhern | Posted 12.04.2012 | Parents
Dan Mulhern

Autumn can be beautiful but it its natural challenges approach: Shorter days, falling leaves, hints of cold. Now's a good time to (a) see the energy drop; (b) interpret it for those who need to keep moving; and (c) shape a clear, well-marked path for the work ahead.

The Pitfalls of Multiple Choice

Alex Mallory | Posted 11.17.2012 | Education
Alex Mallory

The conventional wisdom is that multiple choice tests rely on recognition instead of the more complex cognitive function recall, and therefore the multiple choice test should be "easier."

Early Cancer Detection Saves Lives

Vanessa Cullins | Posted 10.17.2012 | Black Voices
Vanessa Cullins

Planned Parenthood health centers performed nearly 750,000 breast cancer screenings nationwide. Now, we will be able to serve our existing patients with even more resources--and reach new patients.

A Studio Director's Change of Heart: Why Ballet Exams Work

Risa Gary Kaplowitz | Posted 08.08.2012 | Home
Risa Gary Kaplowitz

Surely a regimented single-curriculum training system couldn't be possible in an American studio with varying body types and skill levels. Or could it?

Five Best Ways To Revise For Exams, By An Oxbridge Applications Consultant

Sarah Slater | Posted 07.18.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Sarah Slater

Students all over the world are facing the music with school exams in full swing at the moment - not to mention finals for those already at university. And with students being tested on more information across a wide range of subjects, remembering what you've been taught is vital.

Longer School Days Not Good for Quality

Nancy Pine | Posted 07.17.2012 | Education
Nancy Pine

Every time I head for China, U.S. teachers and parents ask me how we can get our students to be more like the Chinese students. Meanwhile, the Chinese tell me how much they long for American-style education.

Your Game Plan to Conquer Finals Week

Leslie Reece Schichtel | Posted 06.18.2012 | College
Leslie Reece Schichtel

Welcome to the most popular time of the year for complaining over schoolwork. Instead of adding to the unproductive noise that usually detracts from everyone's focus, combat it with these helpful tools.

You Don't Know Everything When You're 16

Aleida Fernandez | Posted 05.01.2012 | College
Aleida Fernandez

It's a weird feeling for a 19-year-old realizing what you thought was right when you were 16, is not actually correct at all. I found this out the hard way this past week studying for my history midterm.

How to Get Through Finals - and Then Get Home for the Holidays

Uloop | Posted 02.15.2012 | College
Uloop

Though the end of the semester approaches, one sizable Scrooge blocks the way: finals. And no matter how much hot cocoa you drink or how many times you skip studying to watch Elf, these tests will not be holiday-cheered away.

It's Not How Often You Test -- It's What You Think Tests Tell You

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 02.11.2012 | Education
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

How do we make sure that testing is perceived as informative and challenging, rather than as a series of anxiety-filled experiences that disrupt real learning?

The Most Important Item on Your Kids' Back-to-School List

Sam Sommers | Posted 10.22.2011 | Parents
Sam Sommers

When you start your own back-to-school shopping this month -- for your kids or for yourself -- don't forget the most important item on that list: the right mentality.

How To Survive Your Finals

Hack College | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Hack College

Even if you feel like the horrificness of your hell week(s) will swallow you alive, don't panic. There are several steps you can take in order to ensure you get all of your work done on time.

The Study Drug Problem

Daniel Luzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Daniel Luzer

Oh, Ritalin. Such an important part of college were you. Little and round and white, the source of, and solution to, so much anxiety during exam periods. And now colleges are cracking down.