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Goucher College allows students to submit two-minute videos about themselves; 49 were admitted.
The Answer Sheet
The head of the Massachusetts Council of the Social Studies issues warning, which notes that some students only get 20 minutes of social studies education a week as schools focus on core subjects for which there are high-stakes tests.
Would you believe “couples social dancing?” That’s just one of them.
Donna St. George
Montgomery’s school year will end Monday, June 15, and will be an early-release day.
The Board of Education president says efforts to stem failure have been made but haven’t worked.
T. Rees Shapiro
At least 30 percent of students in both states earn college credit on the Advanced Placement tests.
Amherst County Attorney files injunction to stop the closure, claiming the college’s leaders are breaching their duties and violating Virginia law
Rachel Tudor was hired as a man at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, then became a woman. Then she was fired.
Judge says Common Core is legal; Gov. Bobby Jindal, eyeing 2016, vows to keep fighting.
Michael Alison Chandler
Students will learn step dancing with European students in effort to expand international travel opportunities
Scott F. Poole will take over as principal in April, filling a months-long vacancy.
Lobbying has helped fuel a nearly $2 billion testing industry.
Teen designed a new football cleat that is getting traction with potential investors, could prevent injury.
I wanted an A but didn’t get it. So does that mean being interested in a subject isn’t everything?
‘Tag…a simple game of tag. Seems innocent enough. But is it? Not according to many teachers.’ Here’s why.
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How can we reconcile college and career as a national vision if college is not affordable for every student and if student loans are too onerous for young adults?
Studies find that volunteers, armed with the right training and curriculum, can make a difference.
A test prep expert looks at the available evidence and finds some interesting things about the SAT.
A native of Denmark, now living here, helped open neighbors’ doors to the traveling troupe in 2010.
It was another rough winter for Washington area schools, which closed as often -- or more often -- than schools in Boston, which had record snows.
Of the 20,000 people who applied in the first round, 72 percent were matched with a school
Nick Anderson and Danielle Douglas-Gabriel
Every year costs go up, raising fears among students and parents. Often the net amount is far lower.
University of Oklahoma officials found the chant to be part of the chapter’s “institutionalized culture.”
They faced a $10 fine if they did not attend.
What is going on in New York is emblematic of what is going on across the country.
They say the state has “breached its duty under the Tennessee Constitution to provide a system of free public education.“
‘We don’t get to do writing anymore,” my son says. “Why not?” I ask. ““Because the writing test is over,” he answers.
When acceptances or rejections roll in, please be sure to remember the old adage “if you have nothing good to say, say nothing.”
New tuition and financial aid plan, including an 11 percent tuition raise, has winners and losers.
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