Category Archives: Education in the News

Part 2, Class of 2017: Should I Take The Current or Redesigned SAT?

In Part 1, Should I Take The Current or Redesigned SAT, we provided helpful tips to understand the difference between the current and redesigned SAT as well as ACT test to benefit the Class of 2017. Part 2 will detail … Continue reading

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Class of 2017: Should I Take The Current or Redesigned SAT?

This is one of the most common questions that we are getting from parents of students in the class of 2017. During junior year, the SAT will be changing in March. As of now, most colleges and universities are planning … Continue reading

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Texas Kills Common Standards

We have talked on these pages about the push for so-called “common-core standards.”  This is basically an attempt to establish universal standards for English and math so that, from state to state, school systems would be in agreement about what … Continue reading

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A Foreign Example to Follow?

The United States has moved towards an even greater emphasis on standardized testing in our school systems during the last decade. This has been controversial and caused an outcry from parents, students, and teachers who think too much testing can … Continue reading

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News Is a Window on the Teaching World

What do you know about Egypt? And we’re not talking about the stereotypes. Everybody is a familiar with the pyramids and sphinx. Most people remember the ‘80s song “Walk Like An Egyptian.” But ask someone to tell you what Egypt … Continue reading

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State of the Union

President Obama’s recent State of the Union address featured education as a prominent topic. Obama, like many presidents before him, recognizes the importance of a strongly educated workforce. But will his ideas lead to higher quality education? In his speech, … Continue reading

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More Cuts Could Be Coming–This Time from the Feds

The perpetual budget crisis in our nation’s schools continues. This time the focus isn’t on local funding cuts but federal ones. Early on February 19, the House of Representatives voted to cut more than $5 billion out of the U.S. … Continue reading

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