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SHSAT Is the Golden Ticket

Alex Mallory | Posted 06.13.2011 | College
Alex Mallory

For many students in New York City, the less well-known high school exam, the SHSAT, may be the most important standardized test of their academic careers.

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...

The Ruinous Culture We've Created in Elementary Schools

Shaun Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Shaun Johnson

With high-stakes standardized testing, this is the educational culture we've created. Seeing schools in test-mode is an observation in a disheartening obsession with quantitative values.

Cablevision Offers Free SAT Prep As Incentive

New York Times | Jacques Steinberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In the latest sign of the premium that society places on an elite education, and the lengths some will go to get a leg up in securing it, Cablevision ...

Educating for Democracy: David Brooks' "Race to Insanity"

Joel Shatzky | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Joel Shatzky

Blaming the unions for "rigidity," as Brooks does, is almost a "blame the victim" charge since educators are well aware of the subjective nature of good learning.

Lost Premier Hits Web Before TV: MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer February 3, 2010

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

Last night was the scheduled premier of the final season of Lost. However, a sneak preview of the mysterious show was held Monday night in Hawaii a...

Needed: People Who Quit

Susan Ohanian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan Ohanian

In October, 2009, former Marine officer Matthew Hoh resigned his senior Foreign Service post in Afghanistan because he feels the war is pointless and ...

Shouldn't Every Child Have an Education Like the President's Daughters'?

Gerald Bracey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gerald Bracey

The president sends Malia and Sasha to a post-modern school focused on the personalization of learning. Isn't it time that every family in the nation has the same opportunity?