High schools

Coaching and Lasting Out New SAT

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College Board admits test-prep can boost writing scores, suggests complaints about test length will get no relief.

The Need for Another Sputnik

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The U.S. public doesn't yet share academic leaders' belief in the importance of math and science education, poll suggests.

Seeking a New Skills Revolution

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Proposal to overhaul American education would use key test at age 16 and revamp teacher training.

Another Stab at Science Education

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National Science Board committee grapples with solutions for improving education and teaching in STEM fields.

Profiling the American Freshman

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First-year students are talking politics and becoming less moderate in their views, an annual survey finds.

Higher Ed and the High Schools

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College and state leaders gather to discuss better aligning K-12 and postsecondary ed, a problem some see as intractable.

Studies Point to Value of AP

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Amid some doubts about the program, 2 analyses in Texas find significant college gains linked to the advanced courses in high school.

Advanced Placement Still Ascending

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Number of test takers and high scorers rise, though gaps in performance among racial groups still vexing.

Defeat for Affirmative Action

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Settlement forces 27 university programs for prospective journalism students to open admission to white applicants.

When the Admissions Craze is Too Crazy

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New novel satirizes the college admissions crunch.

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