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(10 comments) SHARE Tuesday, October 14, 2008 High School Diploma Should Mean Something
While it is important that we increase the numbers of students graduating from high school and improve our methods of counting dropouts, it is even more important that we establish national standards to insure that a high school diploma means something.
SHARE Tuesday, January 27, 2009 The Obama Effect and its Psychological Implications
Researchers recently found that after the election and inauguration of the President that the achievement gap between the races disappeared based on scores on questions from the GRE. There is other promising psychological research to suggest that this might not be a mirage.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, May 30, 2009 Right Move by the College Board Regarding Advanced Placement
The College Board has shifted its policy with regard to the Advanced Placement program. They are now emphasizing, along with equitable access, that only students who are adequately prepared to take the classes should be admitted into them.
(4 comments) SHARE Sunday, November 30, 2008 Real SAT Ire...Really
Why college admissions' offices should dump the SAT and require subject tests.
SHARE Sunday, September 4, 2011 Behind the great Firewall
In recent weeks, access to two stories from the Washington Post about China - one on media censorship - have been blocked by Firewall censors. Those handicaps are ongoing reminders that Chinese media operate with one hand tied behind its back.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, August 8, 2009 Paying Students to Perform
Several recent programs in which low income high school students are being paid for successfully completing college courses are showing some promising results.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, June 27, 2014 Don't Worry, Be Happy
Thailand's complicated political scene is largely misunderstood in the West.
SHARE Saturday, February 7, 2009 Advanced Placement News is Generally Good
After years of declining percentages of AP exam-takers passing those tests, passing percentages on the 2008 exam held constant from 2007. That good news, however, is tempered by the fact that there remains a large racial achievement and participation gap on the exams.
SHARE Saturday, March 21, 2009 Why Headlines Matter
We get a lot of our news merely from the headlines of stories so it's important news sources get them right.