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Finnish Lessons for American School Boards: Are We More Alike than We Think?

Curtis Valentine | Posted 10.21.2014 | Education
Curtis Valentine

As the mid-term elections approach, its important to highlight that the inaction of Congress to address public education has put renewed pressures on state and local governments to act.

First Public University Scraps SAT Requirement For New Students

Reuters | Posted 09.28.2014 | College

July 29 (Reuters) - Philadelphia's Temple University said on Tuesday it will no longer require prospective students to submit a standardized test sc...

Why We're Wrong About Affirmative Action: Stereotypes, Testing and the 'Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations'

William A. Darity Jr. | Posted 09.27.2014 | College
William A. Darity Jr.

There is little reason to believe that the widely held claim that black and Latino students enter selective universities as comparatively inferior students will not cease to rear its ugly head. It is a pervasive stereotype that minority students must face from matriculation to graduation.

Maximize Your Summer

Ishan Puri | Posted 08.09.2014 | Education
Ishan Puri

Around the nation, the summer sun dawns a new beginning and change of pace. High school students ask the perennial question: "What should I be doing?"...

These Are The States With The Smartest Students

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.13.2014 | College

It looks like the Mason-Dixon Line could apply to modern-day student achievement. A new map compiled by research engine FindTheBest shows that when...

Are We Ready for "Score Inflation?"

Stephen Secora | Posted 06.02.2014 | College
Stephen Secora

By making the SAT more representative of what students learn in their schools, the College Board may democratize the exam, and make its accessibility -- and therefore college's accessibility -- open to everyone.

My Problem With The New SAT

Jasmine Han | Posted 05.10.2014 | Teen
Jasmine Han

The redesign of the SAT is a new concept for everyone. The general consensus is that the SAT is becoming easier and less agonizing. But it may be too easy.

The Maddening Truth About SAT Scores

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 03.06.2014 | Business

The College Board, the nonprofit company that owns the SAT, announced a number of changes to the college admissions test Wednesday. In large part, the...

5 Easy Ways To Improve Your SAT Score

| Posted 10.25.2013 | Teen

By Amanda Hancock When the ACT and the SAT roll around, it can seem like four years of club meetings, volunteering, school functions and exams all ...

'I Never Thought I'd Be Unhappy With A Perfect Score'

Dani Blum | Posted 08.29.2013 | Teen
Dani Blum

So I studied. I wrote practice essays, cleared out my library's SAT prep shelf, and rationed my hours of sleep a little more harshly. I worked my butt off, got the score I wanted, end of story, right? Well... not exactly.

What Is a Good SAT Score?

Roger Ochoa | Posted 08.23.2013 | College
Roger Ochoa

Obviously, a higher score beats a lower score, but the absolutes are fuzzy. Each score needs context -- the context of each student, and the context of each school.

Stay Safe With SAT Changes

Roger Ochoa | Posted 07.20.2013 | College
Roger Ochoa

Just when you thought you had studied enough, read all the books, done all the prep work. Just when you thought you were safe, sources from College Board announced that it would be changing its infamous SAT yet again. So, this begs the question: Is there a way to master the SAT?

An Open Letter to Suzy Lee Weiss

Eva Shang | Posted 06.11.2013 | College
Eva Shang

To all those accusing affirmative action of "stealing their place": your privilege and sense of entitlement is what causes you to call that place "yours" to begin with. In the long run, colleges are looking for people who have real passion, real interests, and real humility.

Save Our Teenagers: Ditch the SAT Reasoning Test

Dr. Michele Hernandez | Posted 05.29.2013 | College
Dr. Michele Hernandez

It would allow students more TIME to pursue their academic passions, get a job, make an impact on their communities, write for their school newspapers, do high level research, and read for pleasure. The irony, of course, is these are exactly the attributes top colleges profess to want from their applicants.

Mobile App Seeks to Offset Record-Low SAT Scores

Kevin Ducoff | Posted 04.01.2013 | Education
Kevin Ducoff

A new way to prepare for standardized tests has arrived, but it won't be found in the classroom or even in the homes of America's tutors -- unless you count what's in our pockets.

Ruining Our Children: The Scourge of College Admissions

Dr. Robert Weisbuch | Posted 03.17.2013 | College
Dr. Robert Weisbuch

Sometimes love is far worse than indifference. Parental love powers the frenzy over college admissions, but in the process it distorts every ideal of higher education while it robs adolescents of dignity and even of selfhood.

Reading in Dim and Dimmer Legislative Light

Paul Stoller | Posted 11.25.2012 | Education
Paul Stoller

In America there seems to be an increasingly widespread aversion to the act of reading. In support of that aversion voters have elected public officials whose profound ignorance and boundless stupidity threaten our society.

SAT Scores Edge Down, ACT Now More Popular Exam

AP | JUSTIN POPE | Posted 11.24.2012 | Education

-- Average national scores on two of the three sections of the SAT college entrance exam edged down for the high school class of 2012, which was the ...

Smith College Alum Believes Her School Now Full Of Lesbians

Posted 03.07.2012 | College

Anne Spurzem doesn't like the women attending her alma matter these days. Spurzem wrote a letter to the editor of the Sophian this week complaining...

There Are No "Top Tier" Colleges, Schools (or Kids!)

Steve Nelson | Posted 01.29.2012 | Education
Steve Nelson

You high school seniors, applying to or waiting to hear from colleges, ignore all the nonsense about top tier schools. And especially ignore the ridiculous notion that your SAT score or grade point average defines who you are.

It's Time to STEM the Loss of Science and Engineering Students

James M. Gentile | Posted 01.14.2012 | College
James M. Gentile

Generating home-grown engineers and scientists is crucial to ensuring our nation's leadership in the technological innovations that have fueled our economy for decades.

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 ...

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...

How Important Are Your Child's SAT Scores?

Tom Matlack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Matlack

Parents of high-achievers are getting the message: Stop the pressure. But what happens when your kid is the one refusing to let up?

Health Teachers' Hopes Flaccid Over Extinct Fruit

Doree Lewak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Doree Lewak

Slippery problems plague sex ed classes across the country, screwing high school health teachers yet again -- and not in a way they'd hoped for. The f...