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December 12, 2014

Three Things You Need to Know About Teaching U.S. History From a Global Perspective

While on the surface, it may seem that U.S. history is one of the least global of all subject areas, America's past is inextricably tied to that of other nations.

November 18, 2014

College Board and The Atlantic Launch Essay Contest for High School Students

Students can earn up to $5,000 in a new essay contest that focuses on interpreting a primary-source historical document.

November 13, 2014

Encouraging Trends Seen in New Reports on College Pricing and Debt

Two new College Board reports find that four-year public colleges increased tuition by 1 percent after inflation, and that annual borrowing for higher education is down 8 percent.

November 07, 2014

High School Students Misinformed About Colleges' Use of ACT and SAT Scores

A new survey of Kaplan SAT prep students finds that students tend to take the SAT because they are misinformed about the acceptance of ACT scores by colleges.

October 22, 2014

Free AP Classes Offered Through Massive Open Online Courses

Rice University launches edX course in AP biology, environmental science, and physics, although they are not endorsed by the College Board.

October 07, 2014

College Board Takes New Direction With Combined Report on SAT, PSAT and AP

SAT scores are virtually unchanged among the class of 2014 compared to last year, while AP participation and success rates grow.

October 01, 2014

Changes to Preliminary SAT Set For 2015

Starting next fall, high school students will take a redesigned version of the PSAT/NMSQT following some of the same changes to test more critical thinking in store for the SAT.

August 28, 2014

Grants to Expand School Counseling Announced as New Study Shows Value

The set of grants by the U.S. Department of Education will help schools to hire counselors, social workers, and others, as well as support parent involvement and professional development.

August 20, 2014

ACT Scores Virtually Unchanged, But Participation Hits New High

The average composite SAT score was 21 for the high school class of 2014 and a record 57 percent of graduates took the college-entrance exam.

August 18, 2014

Top ACT Executive Will Resign; Search for Successor Begins

Jon Whitmore, a former university president who has been with the ACT since 2010, says he will retire from the testing organization in August of 2015.

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