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April 08, 2014

Poll Shows Confidence in College Preparation and Value of Degree Declining

Results from a new Next America Poll finds Americans' views about the necessity of a four-year degree has been slipping.

April 02, 2014

TestingTalk.org Launches National Discussion About Common Core Tests

TestingTalk.org was opened for public comments on March 30, and is actively soliciting input from parents, teachers and students regarding their experiences with the new tests.

March 28, 2014

African-American Students Inadequately Prepared for College, Says Study

Most African American students aren't receiving the education they need to succeed in college, says a new report.

March 21, 2014

Federal Data Show Racial Disparities in Access to Math, Science Courses

New data from the Office of Civil Rights indicates that racial minorities were underrepresented in gifted-and-talented programs and Advanced Placement classes, among other areas.

March 17, 2014

Colorado Pilot Aims to Prepare 8th Graders for College-Level Math

Students as early as 8th grade are assessed for college-level math and given early intervention to bypass remedial classes in college.

March 13, 2014

Education Community Discusses What Redesigned SAT Will Mean to Students

Some like emphasis on equity and fairness by College Board; others are awaiting test details and will be closely watching schools to see if they change to better prepare all students to be college ready.

March 10, 2014

The Common Core Equity Swindle

The farther into this experiment we get, the more devastating this latest sorting mechanism appears to be. Every time you stamp "college ready" on a student who has cleared the bar, the students that did not make it past that hurdle are stamped "unworthy."

February 25, 2014

Paul Horton: Why the Common Core Is Unlike Standards of the Past

Understanding Common Core is about seeing a much larger picture. That picture is a collage of the strategic plans of most multinational corporations that are increasingly managed or heavily influenced by the CBS approach to business and labor relations.

February 24, 2014

John Thompson: Fear, Teen Stress and High Stakes Tests

It is not just in urban schools where reformers have tried to combat the stress of poverty by dumping the stress of high-stakes testing on teens. It is not just in the inner city that the values necessary for living a happy, healthy, and rewarding life have been subordinated to a competition

February 11, 2014

High School Students' Participation in Advanced Placement Continues to Grow

College Board released its 10th annual AP Report to the Nation that shows the number of high schools students taking Advanced Placement course in the past decade has doubled, yet gaps persist in participation among minority students.

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