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The SAT’s new ‘adv...

Jun 9, 2019 by

By George F. Will – The earnest improvers at the College Board, which administers the SAT, should ponder Abraham...

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Useful or foolhardy? New ‘adve...

Jun 2, 2019 by

By Nick Anderson – College admissions testing was long viewed as a great equalizer. All students could aim for a maximum 36 on...

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Abuse of ‘extended time’ on SA...

Mar 29, 2019 by

For Noah Coates, the SAT and ACT were grueling, multiday marathons. The Baltimore County student took each exam in a private room,...

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Trump promises executive order...

Mar 21, 2019 by

A new executive order from the White House will aim to make federal research funding for colleges and universities contingent on...

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Fairfax school district launch...

Mar 21, 2019 by

Fairfax County Public Schools is investigating the system’s seclusion and restraint procedures, following a report that use of the...

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The plot to assassinate George...

Feb 18, 2019 by

It was the opening overture of the Revolutionary War. Boston had ditched its tea, Thomas Jefferson was finishing up the Declaration...

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Federal judge rejects L.A. sch...

Jan 6, 2019 by

With the clock ticking on a strike by teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District, a federal judge rejected a bid by...

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As A’s surge, Md. leader pushe...

Jan 2, 2019 by

Amid concerns about a surging number of A’s on high school report cards, leaders in Maryland’s largest school system will stick with...

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NEW MEDIA COLLAPSING

Dec 16, 2018 by

As legacy news companies suffered tremors over the past decade, money from venture capitalists poured into upstarts that promised to...

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Can students pray in public sc...

Dec 10, 2018 by

By Valerie Strauss – Can students pray inside their public school buildings? Can teachers say “Merry Christmas” to their...

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Students protest Zuckerberg-ba...

Nov 17, 2018 by

By Valerie Strauss – Students at a New York high school have protested in recent weeks an online education program developed...

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More reading and writing in hi...

Oct 12, 2018 by

Jay Mathews – Will Fitzhugh has been struggling for more than 30 years to persuade high schools to let students do something...

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Maryland to ditch statewide PA...

Sep 14, 2018 by

Maryland’s standardized tests have not gotten a lot of love. Critics say they take too many hours and are disruptive in schools. More...

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Lawsuit accuses New York state...

Aug 4, 2018 by

Valerie Strauss – Should religious schools be required to follow state law that mandates students receive education in secular...

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Holidays for all: Asian studen...

Jul 9, 2018 by

For Angelina Xu, one of the best holidays of the year is like Thanksgiving and Christmas rolled into one. It brings the chance to see...

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Trump is president, but his Ed...

Jul 2, 2018 by

by Valerie Strauss – Donald Trump is president, but the leadership in the U.S. Education Department looks increasingly as if it...

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Boston schools chief resigning...

Jun 24, 2018 by

by Valerie Strauss – Boston Schools Superintendent Tommy Chang is stepping down two years before the end of his contract after...

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What ails education? ‘An absen...

May 14, 2018 by

By Arne Duncan, Margaret Spellings – We have long benefited from a broad coalition that has advanced bold action to improve...

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US-China trade talks center on...

May 3, 2018 by

BEIJING — A high-powered U.S. delegation arrived in Beijing on Thursday for talks with Chinese officials on defusing tensions that...

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Venture capitalist visits 200 ...

Mar 16, 2018 by

‘If choice and competition improve schools, I found no sign of it.’ by Valerie Strauss – Ted Dintersmith is a successful...

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