• College Board July 6, 2022 2:00 pm

    AP Exam Scores Are Coming in. Will Mass. Top the Rankings a 3rd Year in a Row?

    The College Board began releasing Advanced Placement exam scores Tuesday, and, if history is any judge, students in Massachusetts have reason to be optimistic. Students in the Bay State have led the nation for past two years, the state’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education noted earlier this year. Last year’s AP exam results released by the College Board...

  • College Board January 25, 2022 8:51 am

    SAT Going Digital in Shifting College Admissions Landscape

    The administrators of the SAT say the exam will move from paper and pencil to a digital format

  • AP Exams May 8, 2020 6:24 pm

    High Schools Students Prepare to Take AP Exams at Home Next Week

    The College Board’s annual Advanced Placement exams begin on Monday, but they’ll look different this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. As students prepare to take the tests online from home, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh offered some words of encouragement. “I know it feels like you’ve had to give up on a lot, and I also know that it...

  • NBC June 30, 2019 6:33 pm

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    A more than 15-year push came to an end last year when Duke launched its Asian American Studies program. It is the only one of its kind in the American South, according to its director, Nayoung Aimee Kwan. Duke is one of the latest colleges to establish an Asian American studies program among a push across U.S. campuses for the...

  • United States June 30, 2019 6:33 pm

    After 50 Years, Asian American Studies Programs Can Still Be Hard to Find

    A more than 15-year push came to an end last year when Duke launched its Asian American Studies program. It is the only one of its kind in the American South, according to its director, Nayoung Aimee Kwan. Duke is one of the latest colleges to establish an Asian American studies program among a push across U.S. campuses for the...

  • CEO May 16, 2019 8:39 pm

    SAT to Add ‘Adversity Score' to Factor in Student Hardships

    The SAT exam, used by a majority of colleges to grant entrance, will be adding an “adversity score” to the test that will take into account a student’s socioeconomic background in an effort to help colleges take a more rounded approach in the admissions process. The new measure, first reported by The Wall Street Journal, is aimed at factoring in...

  • Congress May 13, 2019 6:47 pm

    The Latest Victims of the Student Debt Crisis — Parents

    There’s no doubt that college is expensive. Tuition and fees for a four-year private college averaged $35,830 in 2018-19; at four-year in-state public colleges, it was $10,230, according to the College Board. And that doesn’t count room and board or other expenses.

  • US Federal Reserve May 1, 2019 11:33 am

    Many College Grads Feel Their Grip on Middle Class Loosening

    A college degree has long been a ticket to the U.S. middle class. It typically confers higher pay, stronger job security, greater home ownership and comparatively stable households. Those benefits have long been seen as worth the sacrifices often required, from deferred income to student debt. Yet college graduates aren’t as likely as they once were to feel they belong...

  • President April 5, 2019 7:30 am

    Should the SAT Be Optional? Bribery Scandal Renews Debate

    The most brazen abuses of standardized testing in the college bribery scandal could be chalked up to security lapses: the ringer hired to take the SAT, the proctors paid to look the other way, the accommodations for extra time obtained through false diagnoses of disabilities. But the scheme in which wealthy parents allegedly bribed their children’s way into top schools...

  • Associated Press March 13, 2019 6:39 am

    Bribery Scandal Exposes Sports Side Door to Admissions

    The latest scandal to taint college athletics hit sports far from the spotlight and exposed a seamy side door into some of the nation’s elite universities: coaches taking bribes to recruit non-athletes and help them ease past tough admissions policies. Federal indictments unsealed in Boston on Tuesday outlined a sweeping college admissions bribery scandal that ensnared coaches and officials at...

  • Associated Press March 13, 2019 6:33 am

    Entrance Exam Cheaters Exploited Rules for Disabled Students

    A college entrance exam policy aimed at helping students with disabilities was exploited to enable cheating in what is being described as the biggest school admissions scandal ever prosecuted by federal authorities, according to court papers made public Tuesday. At least 50 people were charged in the scheme, which included not only cheating on the admissions tests but also bribing...

  • Congress March 12, 2019 1:02 pm

    50 Charged in College Entrance Bribery Scam

    Wealthy parents are accused of paying bribes as part of a scheme to guarantee admissions for their children at elite schools.

  • Massachusetts February 6, 2019 5:56 am

    Mass. Tops Advanced Placement Exams for 3rd Year

    Students in Massachusetts are the nation’s leaders on Advanced Placement exams for the third year in a row. The nonprofit College Board, which administers the tests, says 32.9 percent of the state’s public school graduates last year scored a three or better on at least one exam.

  • Florida January 4, 2019 10:13 am

    ‘It's Not Fair': South Florida Student Refutes SAT Cheating Allegation

    A South Florida student is speaking out to defend her SAT score after testing officials say a 300-plus point increase could be evidence of cheating.

  • NBC November 15, 2018 5:40 pm

    Future of AP Classes Unclear as Schools Seek Alternatives

    Leaders of some of Washington, D.C.’s top private schools announced this week they are eliminating advanced placement classes by 2022, drawing attention to the “diminished utility” of the courses in a joint statement. Instead, the schools plan to offer classes geared toward “collaborative, experiential and interdisciplinary learning,” according to the statement, which also explained students feel pressured to take the...

  • Facebook August 1, 2018 5:08 pm

    The US Economy's Doing Great, But Not Everyone's Doing Well. Here's Why

    “The economy,” Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell declared this week, “is doing very well.” And it is. Steady hiring has shrunk unemployment to 3.8 percent — the lowest since the 1960’s. Consumers are spending. Taxes are down. Inflation is tame. Factories are busy. Demand for homes is strong. Household wealth is up. Yet the numbers that collectively sketch a picture...

  • Facebook August 1, 2018 5:08 pm

    The US Economy's Doing Great, But Not Everyone's Doing Well. Here's Why

    “The economy,” Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell declared this week, “is doing very well.” And it is. Steady hiring has shrunk unemployment to 3.8 percent — the lowest since the 1960’s. Consumers are spending. Taxes are down. Inflation is tame. Factories are busy. Demand for homes is strong. Household wealth is up. Yet the numbers that collectively sketch a picture...

  • Massachusetts March 19, 2018 6:47 pm

    Massachusetts Students Lead in Advanced Placement Exams

    Students in Massachusetts lead the nation in achievement on Advanced Placement exams.

  • Massachusetts March 19, 2018 6:14 pm

    Massachusetts Students Lead US in Advanced Placement Exams

    Students in Massachusetts lead the nation in achievement on Advanced Placement exams, according to the nonprofit group behind the tests.

  • New York February 22, 2017 3:00 pm

    College Board to Boost SAT Security Globally

    The firm that owns the SAT college entrance exam is boosting security worldwide following test-stealing and other cheating in recent years. The College Board said it’s reducing the number of international testing dates from six per year to four for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 school years. It says the move will reduce opportunities for test content to be stolen. The...

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