College & Career

6/14/2012

6/14/2012

What one school official calls an “ambitious alignment” will soon affect the county and state’s educational standards, assessments and accountability methods in an effort to meet the future expectations of student achievement.

6/14/2012

The education, health and socioeconomic lot of the children of immigrants, the fastest-growing population group in the U.S., has raised concerns about how those children will perform when they enter the workforce.

6/13/2012

6/13/2012

Absent congressional action, the interest rates on federally subsidized student loans will double to 6.8 percent on July 1.

6/13/2012

The second week of a trial over the way Kansas funds its public schools opened Monday with testimony from a Rutgers University expert who said a “suitable education” involves more than just proficiency in math and reading.

6/11/2012

6/11/2012

He steered into the high school parking lot, clicked off the ignition and scanned the scraps of his recent weeks. Crinkled chip bags on the dashboard. Soda cups at his feet. And on the passenger seat, a rumpled SAT practice book whose owner had been told since fourth grade he was headed to the Ivy League. Pencils up in 20 minutes.

6/11/2012

Utah is making big strides in getting more high school students to graduate, although not all agencies agree on how to measure those strides.

6/6/2012

6/6/2012

Gov. Christie lent guarded support to a bill introduced by Democratic legislative leaders Monday that would dramatically reshape higher education in New Jersey by drawing Rutgers-Camden closer to Rowan University and by breaking up the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

6/6/2012

The College Board, which offers its SAT college entrance exam seven times during the school year, is under pressure to cancel a plan that allows a group of gifted students to take the test later this summer.

6/1/2012

6/1/2012

While most Houston students celebrated the last day of school Thursday morning, Furr High School Principal Bertie Simmons donned a grass skirt and a flowered lei and joined her cheerleaders in a motivational chant. 

6/1/2012

Three Virginia school districts have been selected for a project to help more college-bound students complete a federal financial aid form.

5/29/2012

5/29/2012

Beachwood High School senior Scott Remer is excited about the possibility of meeting President Barack Obama when he is recognized as the first U.S. Presidential Scholar in BHS history June 16 in Washington, D.C.

5/23/2012

5/23/2012

For each career, Shmoop breaks down what you can expect if you decide to make it your livelihood, including a glimpse into a typical day in the life, a run-down on salary, power, fame, glory, stress, qualifications and more.

5/22/2012

5/22/2012

Ninth grade science at the Academy for Career and College Education began the usual way last fall. Victoria Matthew's students learned the difference between biotic and abiotic characteristics, then progressed to the basics of scientific method. By Thanksgiving, they were ready for climate change.

5/22/2012

In his Pulitzer Prize–winning book, Anti-Intellectualism in American Life, Richard Hofstadter characterized writing on education in the United States as a literature of acid criticism and bitter complaint….

5/17/2012

5/17/2012

During my campaign for mayor, people would often ask me why I wanted the job.

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