A state takeover of a local school district takes away the voice of the taxpayers and parents and it’s questionable (at best) they even work.
Eight Washington, DC area elite, private schools announced that they are dropping out of the Advanced Placement (AP) program.
The University of Chicago joins a growing list of colleges that will no longer require students to submit ACT or SAT scores as an admission requirement.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio wrote an op/ed for Chalkbeat over the weekend that called for changes in how New York City Schools assesses middle school students for placement in their eight advanced placement high schools.
Some big news for high school seniors who plan on attending certain Ivy League schools, Yale University just announced they will no longer require students to take the SAT or ACT essay assessment as an admission requirement. They join Harvard University and Dartmouth College.
Denis Ian: Don’t let anyone hurry your child. Don’t let anyone sandpaper their softest years with “grit” or”rigor” or “college ready” … because there’s plenty of that stuff in the eight hundred months ahead.
The Telegraph reports that British schools are getting rid of analog clocks because students don’t know how to read analog clocks. It is doubtful this issue is limited to students across the pond.
A school in New Hampshire back in 2016 required consent for the strangest thing. They wanted parental permission before their student would receive a copy of the U.S. Constitution. The same school did not require parental permission for the recent student walkouts.
Shane Vander Hart: Putting kids who lack life experience, maturity, budgetary knowledge, and wisdom in charge of education budgets would be a disaster.
In order to add or expand 16 programs in areas with high-demand career paths as a way to maintain and increase enrollment; the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point proposed shifting resources away from lower enrollment programs primarily in the traditional humanities and social sciences – like English and history.