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Pencils down: Major colleges drop essay test requirement

One by one, major schools ... hope of reshaping college admission testing, offering a tool to measure student potential on a massive scale, using just pencil, a prompt and lined sheets of paper. Fewer ... 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

Vox weighs in on the Harvard admissions lawsuit (but leaves out a few things)

Vox published a piece yesterday about the lawsuit challenging Harvard’s admissions ... major court rulings changed how schools can consider race. But more importantly, the Espenshade analysis paints a ... 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


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

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

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

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

Bullish: Personality Qualities That Are Way More Important Than Anything on Your Resume

At the company I teach test prep classes for ... and those young people who went to college persevered through the toughest college admissions atmosphere ever, so they tend to have extremely high stan... read more

The Story of an American Musician

In the opening paragraph of his monumental essay ... another, I stop somewhere waiting for you. Gerald Early is a Professor of English at Washington University in St. Louis. To order a copy of Quincy ... read more

After Decades of Reform, Has Chicago Finally Learned How to Fix Education?

And recently the district has come under fire for not doing enough to stop ... admissions essay that her goal was eventually to run the system. She taught high school social studies and was founding p... read more



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