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Vocations: The College Recruiter: Nakia Letang: Inspiring by Example
by NYT > Education
Jul 04, 2015
“Ms. Letang educates parents and prospective students about the college and admissions process at Fairfield University.”
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Some community colleges are working on solutions to placement exams
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post
Jul 04, 2015
“So far in my series of columns on community colleges, I have been describing flaws in admissions systems, including too much reliance on placement tests that waste time and money by keeping students out of for-credit courses. It is one of many reasons why more than 80 percent of new community college students say they want a four-year degree, but after six years just 15 percent have gotten one.Read full article >>”
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Strauss: Scores from botched June SAT testing released as controversy escalates
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post
Jun 29, 2015
“Scores for the June 6 SAT are now out, and a controversy that erupted over the botched administration of the college admissions exam is only escalating. To wit: Class-action lawsuits have been filed in three states, the reliability and fairness of the results are being questioned, some students who want to accept the College Board’s offer to retake the SAT for free on Oct. 3 can’t because they are taking SAT Subject tests on the same day, and calls are being made for the entire test to be made public.Read full article >>”
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Principal addresses Harvard-Stanford admissions hoax that led to scandal
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post
Jun 29, 2015
“In the wake of an international scandal, the principal of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology described a student’s elaborate college admissions hoax that garnered massive media attention as unrepresentative of the elite Virginia school.Read full article >>”
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The Supreme Court will consider race in college admissions — again
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post
Jun 29, 2015
“The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to consider the issue of race in college admissions, taking another run at a highly charged topic. The case will be watched closely for its potential impact on how students are selected, and how college officials seek to diversify their incoming classes.Read full article >>”
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Student who was denied, admitted, denied at Johns Hopkins clears the bar at U-Va.
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post
Jun 26, 2015
“Sam Stephenson doesn’t hold a grudge.The student from Virginia’s Culpeper County was denied early admission last fall to Johns Hopkins University, his first choice. Then he received a welcome-to-Hopkins e-mail that urged him to “Embrace the YES!” Then, like 293 others, he received a follow-up e-mail from the elite university in Baltimore telling him to please disregard that mistaken missive of good news.Read full article >>”
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