The College Board has announced major changes to the SAT, including making the essay optional, and no longer penalizing wrong answers. Erik Robelen of Education Week talks about the changes.
The upcoming changes that were announced on Wednesday by the College Board will affect more than a million college-bound, high school students. It's the second major revision in nine years.
The College Board is announcing new revisions to the SAT college entrance exam. NPR correspondent Claudio Sanchez lays out the Board's proposed changes.
Researchers are paying people pennies to take their surveys on MechanicalTurk.com, an Amazon site. Researchers save time and survey-takers earn a few bucks.
The top score will drop back to 1,600, and there will be no penalties if you answer something incorrectly. It's the first time the college entrance exam has been revised since 2005.
Rachel Canning, 18, says her parents kicked her out of their house; she wants them to give her financial support. A New Jersey judge denied her requests in an initial hearing Tuesday.
In Chicago, a boycott has begun to protest the extent of standardized testing. Parents and teachers are saying that a recent test is useless, so hundreds are opting out or refusing to administer it.
Teachers and parents are wondering how early is too early to focus on academics in school. This week's parenting panel looks how the classroom is changing for young children.
While young Minecraft players are building virtual castles or protecting themselves from monsters, they could also be learning about technology. Tell Me More looks at lessons from the game.
Hispanics are disproportionately enrolled in community colleges and two-year schools. Experts say this partially explains why they are much less likely than other groups to attain bachelor's degrees.
Steve Inskeep talks to former chairman and CEO of The Washington Post Company Donald Graham and activist Gaby Pacheco, whose parents illegally brought her to the U.S. from Ecuador when she was 7.
The National Football League is considering a 15-yard penalty for players using the N-word on the field. The Barbershop guys weigh in on that and other news of week.
"My Brother's Keeper" is a new White House initiative designed to help young men of color succeed. Law professor Paul Butler and youth advocate Malik Washington discuss the president's new plan.
Postponing the start of college for one year is becoming more common. As WGBH's Kirk Carapezza reports, more schools are encouraging students to take a gap year — and even helping pay for them.
Community college is seen as a good option for students who can't afford four-year colleges. But a recent report finds community colleges aren't effectively serving male students of color.
The president of the largest U.S. teachers union is calling on school districts to delay adopting the Common Core education standards. The union's the latest group to voice concerns over Common Core.
Studies show that harsh policies, including criminalization, don't help the students who are removed from the classroom — and that schools punish black, Latino and disabled students more harshly.
Schools have made big strides in meeting standards for healthier meals, but students are still bombarded by junk food marketing. The first lady announced guidelines Tuesday that aim to change that.
Plans for man-made islands — designed by Rice University architecture students — have attracted the attention of one of the world's largest oil companies as a way to house way-offshore oil workers.
A report in The Atlantic looks at the power that fraternities have at universities and the ways in which the organizations protect themselves when serious legal problems arise.