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Pencils down: Major colleges stop requiring essay test for admission

The SAT and ACT essay tests began with fanfare in 2005, a bid to assess the writing chops of college-bound students under the pressure of a clock. Now, many colleges say time’s up for those exams. Wit... read more

Pencils down: Duolingo wants to offer standardized tests through its app

Duolingo, the translation software company founded by Luis von Ahn, wants to offer standardized tests through its app ... test will have a verified score (by Duolingo), it remains to be seen whether t... read more

SAT unveils 'intense' changes in test questions

It might be fair to describe the major changes that are coming in 2016 to the nation's most-recognizable college-admissions test, the SAT, as "intense." In fact, understanding how the word intense is ... read more

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Special Report: College Board gave SAT exams that it knew had leaked

Because of the extent of the security breaches Reuters uncovered, admissions officers ... according to people in the region's test-prep industry. To try to stop the online discussions, the College Boa... read more

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Everything You Need to Know About the New SAT

Bruce Reed is the co-founder of Compass Education Group, a test ... Stop. Pencils down. Take a short break. You’ve reached the end of hour three. Most students will choose to stay for a fourth-hour en... read more

Revamped, More Challenging SAT Arrives Next Month

Jeremiah Quinlan, Yale dean of undergraduate admissions ... of the test and not on others, so some educators are encouraging students to brush up on paper and pencil calculations. The essay was made o... read more

The Chinese have already hacked the new SAT

There was an essay on ... US admissions officers who were briefed on what Reuters found said the College Board ought to stop recycling exam material. “What they should do, step one, is consider ending ... read more

Special Report - How Asian test-prep companies exposed the new SAT

There was an essay on ... U.S. admissions officers who were briefed on what Reuters found said the College Board ought to stop recycling exam material. “What they should do, step one, is consider endi... read more

Florida's new opioid law: Useless or useful?

Looking ahead: Orlando is also becoming a major stop for for diplomats ... Circuit split with four other federal appeals courts by striking down a D.C. law requiring concealed weapons permit applicant... read more

Mayor de Blasio visits the Daily News Editorial Board: audio and transcript

I thought that was a very powerful and well appreciated editorial that we have been able to make the city safer, consistently, while intensely reducing stop and frisk. And look, just a quick composite ... read more

Learning at the home-school of life

Jenni Domansky and her family are, by their own admission ... submitted an essay and the teacher said, ‘This is Year 12 standard.’ She’s a straight-A student.” As well as fulfilling the school curricu... read more

Man spends five years in jail awaiting trial as experts debate his mental health, competence

"I believe that in examining this matter, now two years down the road ... The injury required surgery and pins were placed into his hand. Evans removed the pins and swallowed them, McWilliams told the ... read more



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