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May 12, 2020

Student Cheating at Issue as College Board Rolls Out Online AP Exams

The College Board's national experiment with virtual AP exams gets underway this week amid accusations and stern warnings about student cheating.

March 23, 2020

Students Petition Colleges for SAT and ACT Flexibility Due to Coronavirus

Worried that coronavirus testing disruptions will harm their college applications, a coalition of student groups is calling on colleges and universities to accept applications without SAT or ACT scores when application season starts up again next fall.

September 17, 2019

Early-College High School Students More Likely to Earn Postsecondary Degrees

Participating in early-college programs could have a long-term positive effect on students' college enrollment and completion rates, a new study finds.

September 20, 2017

Former Teacher Inspires Students to Follow in Her Footsteps

A decade after teaching middle school, this college dean has seen 11 of her former students pursuing degrees in education at her graduate school.

May 08, 2017

Indiana Teen Graduates College While Still in High School, Wants to Be a Teacher

Eighteen-year-old Raven Osborne will receive her bachelor's degree in sociology with a minor in early-childhood education this week—but she doesn't graduate from high school until May 22.

September 02, 2016

Students May Learn More From Attractive Teachers, Study Says

A new study suggest that physical attractiveness of educators may play an overlooked part in student learning.

March 18, 2016

Study Points to Benefits of Peer-Led Learning in STEM Classes

Focusing the responsibility for learning on students can be more effective than traditional lectures in improving student achievement in STEM courses, especially for underrepresented minority students, according to a new study.

July 23, 2015

Univ. Professor Tests (or Tricks?) Students With Extra Credit Question

A University of Maryland psychology professor promises his students extra credit, but only if they properly illustrate a theory learned in class.

November 22, 2013

The Teacher-Improvement Craze: Why Hasn't It Hit Higher Ed?

Most of the K-12 education-policy world has spent the last several years obsessing over ways to improve teaching, but as The Chronicle of Higher Education noted recently there has been no parallel movement in higher education.

May 02, 2013

What Your Students Will Need to Get a Job at Amazon

This Wall Street Journal interview with a recruiting director for Amazon.com has some K-12 pertinence (in a trickle-down kind of way).

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