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Three Radical Proposals for a Broken College Admissions Process

In fact, spending $25,000 for a private college admission counselor won’t guarantee ... including an essay question on the SAT, but not to grade it, and to make the ungraded essay a mandatory submissi... read more

Kids Need To Learn Digital Literacy—Not How To Code

Offering programming electives for students who want to learn Python or scripting won’t solve the underlying problem of digital illiteracy ... whether it’s use an existing application or actually writ... read more

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

Here is a guide to the new test and some of the security problems that have plagued the SAT. What’s on the new SAT? The test is in three main parts — a math section; a reading and writing section; and ... read more

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Can a Dear Cal letter get you into Berkeley?

Until about 50 years ago, Cal admitted any applicant with a B average in college-prep ... Cal applicants submit two letters, that's 158,000 recommendations that teachers, counselors, coaches, or minis... read more


Most colleges enroll many students who aren’t prepared for higher education

“The other side of it is these students are not getting out of college, for the most part.” “If we’ve been giving kids worksheets with simplistic answers for years and then get upset when they can’t w... read more

As Native schools struggle across U.S., grad rate soars at Jemez charter

They won’t fail because ... their senior thesis papers on PowerPoint. They had freedom in choosing the topics, which tie into issues and challenges Native youth are facing — for example, “How do we so... read more

Your college cheat sheet

So here are 10 ideas for making college work more effectively for you. May we present the CNN 10: Hacking College ... accept “finder’s fees” from universities, offer to write or severely alter admissi... read more

Maryland schools have been leader in Advanced Placement, but results are mixed

The high grades for course work can lull students into a false sense of security, said Steve Syverson, a board member of the National Association of College Admission Counseling ... to meet my expecta... read more

7 Big Obstacles To Mass Adoption Of Blockchain Technology

But that’s a problem as much as it is an advantage. Since there is no obvious, primary application, we won’t all adopt blockchain ... coffee while I write. It’s my ritual. But whenever I take a bio-de... read more

Is an SAT Prep Course Worth the Cost?

Overall, though, the track record isn’t so hot: a 2009 paper published by the National Association for College Admission Counseling says research ... information designed to inform and empower. We won ... read more

GLOBAL: Grade point average: A need for change

Grade point average ... admission offices too much. Even if many of these difficulties are known, the situation serves to cause confusion and frustration. Official figures about these matters are rare... read more

Why do students cheat? Listen to this dean’s words

So when given the chance to write a paper in ... to think and problem-solve for themselves. And when they are forced to do so, they simply take someone else’s ideas. Some others cheat because they hav... read more



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