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July 7, 2014
14:06 // 1 month ago
March 5, 2014

Major changes are just around the corner for the SAT exam

  • 2005 Major alterations to the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) saw the College Board removed portions of the verbal section that had traditionally proven difficult for some students. The Board also added an 800-point essay segment to the exam, giving it a new total point value of 2400.
  • 2016 A new round of changes will see the maximum score on the SAT exam return to 1600, along with a host of other changes that the College Board once again hopes will make college more-accessible to graduating high school students. In addition to dropping the top score, the College Board will also offer free SAT preparation materials and give four college application fee waivers to anyone who takes the test. source
17:17 // 5 months ago
November 25, 2013
13:27 // 9 months ago
November 4, 2013
14:46 // 10 months ago
November 3, 2013
12:51 // 10 months ago
October 12, 2013

newshour:

"I have seen death already. So now I’m more powerful. Now I’m more courageous."

-Malala Yousafzai on the Taliban.

Watch her full interview here.

Yousafzai has been highly visible throughout her United States trip, also appearing on The Daily Show last Thursday, and being met with standing ovations at a pair of events in Washington, DC today.

20:37 // 10 months ago
September 15, 2013
You cannot crowdsource a quality education for the students of Philadelphia. More importantly, you cannot crowdsource teachers and counselors. It is shameful to ask the parents, students, and teachers, who have already given up so much, to donate to the institution of public education. It is the job of the Mayor to get money from Governor Corbett who, by the way, is building 2 new prisons at the expense of $400 million. Additionally, Corbett is withholding the much needed $45 million in federal money owed to Philadelphia school system until more concessions can be won from the teacher’s union.
Philadelphia Student Union, commenting on the new crowdsourcing campaign that is forcing Philly schools to fundraise for textbooks & other supplies. 
19:10 // 11 months ago
September 12, 2013
The myths of Common Core: The educational standards program came from the states and was passed into law, piece by piece, by dozens of state legislatures. But despite that, it’s drawing concerns of federal takeover of education. What’s got people so mixed up on this K-12 program? I recently wrote a piece on the topic for the day job that looks at the concerns being raised. The important point here: It’s not a federal program. — Ernie @ SFB

The myths of Common Core: The educational standards program came from the states and was passed into law, piece by piece, by dozens of state legislatures. But despite that, it’s drawing concerns of federal takeover of education. What’s got people so mixed up on this K-12 program? I recently wrote a piece on the topic for the day job that looks at the concerns being raised. The important point here: It’s not a federal program. — Ernie @ SFB

14:57 // 11 months ago
August 13, 2013
The difference between J-Schools and professional journalists, in one graphic.

The difference between J-Schools and professional journalists, in one graphic.

9:31 // 1 year ago
June 6, 2013
The student, in their opinion, had gotten too rambunctious and rowdy, and they said that he would not stay in his seat, so that’s what they did. That obviously is not the way to take care of it, but that’s what they did.
Judson, Tx. Independent School District spokesman Steve Linscomb • Discussing a situation in which a teacher duct-taped a child to a chair in an effort to stop them from being unruly. The teacher and a teacher’s aide both resigned after the incident, which comes a year after another teacher at the district was accused of ordering her kindergarten students to take turns hitting one of their classmates. Whoa.
20:11 // 1 year ago