Thursday, March 06, 2014
On Wednesday, College Board President David Coleman announced that SAT is getting re-calibrated. Its vocabulary words will be less arcane and more in alignment with what students encounter in college courses. The 9-year-old essay section will become optional, and will be scored separately. The math questions will focus now focus on linear equations, functions, ratios, percentages and proportional reasoning. There are other changes, too. Julia Ryan, writes for and produces The Atlantic's Education Channel. She's been following the changes to the SAT and weighs in on whether the SAT is still a good metric to test student aptitude.
Tuesday, February 05, 2013
By Yasmeen Khan
The online application program, know as the common app, has new essay questions for the first time in several years. They're meant to bring out personal stories, and help the students who may receive little counseling or support when it comes to applying to college.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
By Rashid Davis
The principal of a new high school in Brooklyn writes: 'Call it a holleer or a hollege -- or something else. In the end, it's not what it is named, but what it does to help students make the transition to career or college, with mentors to help along the way.'
Friday, December 23, 2011
With final deadlines for many college applications approaching, many students are scrambling to finalize their packages. Students at the High School of Telecommunication Arts and Technology in Brooklyn started this process four years ago, its principal writes. And it all culminated a few weeks ago, in Professional Day.
Monday, October 03, 2011
By Hadas Goshen
A week-long conference at New York University includes a series of workshops celebrating the use of spoken word poetry and Hip Hop as a means to educate and advocate for young people, by young people.
Monday, September 26, 2011
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and the United States secretary of education, Arne Duncan, are on the same page when it comes to providing states with relief from the No Child Left Behind goals. Mr. Bloomberg stressed alternative ways of assessing progress, in remarks that stood in marked contrast to his address to the same group last year, when he delivered a feisty and boastful account of the miracle taking place in New York City schools.