Opinion: the SAT and ACT have overstayed their welcome

Information provided by 2020 College Board Report and 2018 ACT Profile Report. Infographic credit: Mira Chandriani.
November 19, 2020

A rising number of colleges have begun phasing SAT and ACT scores out of their admissions decisions, in a move that is long overdue. Not only are these standardized tests extremely time-consuming to study...

Death of Justice Scalia raises question of who will take his place

June 7, 2016

On March 16, 2016, President Barack Obama nominated Merrick Garland, the chief judge of the United States Court of appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, to serve as the replacement for late Justice...

20 Great Reads of 2015

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December 16, 2015

Here is a sampling of the best nonfiction articles of the year.       MEET THE AMERICAN VIGILANTES WHO ARE FIGHTING ISIS Jennifer Percy – The New York Times Magazine “Like...

Urban School students debate efficacy, cost, of academic tutors

May 30, 2013

Tanya Zeif got her first tutor in first grade after performing poorly on California’s Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) test.  Soon after, she was excelling.  In second grade, however, her...

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