On this page you will be able to read about a variety of aspects of education that are making headlines in our nation and across the globe!
The High Cost of AP Exams
“A new report shows the number of high school students taking Advanced Placement exams has nearly doubled in the last decade. At $89 a pop — though a low-income subsidy is available — the millions of tests add up to a lot of revenue for the College Board, the non-profit that runs the AP program.” Click here for the full story:http://www.marketplace.org
Upcoming Changes to the SAT in 2016!
A New SAT Aims to Realign With Schoolwork
The New York Times, 3/5/2014
“Saying its college admission exams do not focus enough on the important academic skills, the College Board announced on Wednesday a fundamental rethinking of the SAT, ending the longstanding penalty for guessing wrong, cutting obscure vocabulary words and making the essay optional.” Click here for the full story:http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/06/education/