Education June 29, 2016: ACT changing writing section test score scale after controversy and backlash

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ACT changing writing section test score scale after controversy and backlash

June 29, 2016, 11:16 PM MSTAfter a controversy over disparities in scores, the ACT revised their exam's writing section score scale only a year after revising the section and changing the scale to match the rest of the exam's four other sections, June 28, 2016

After a controversy over disparities in scores, the ACT revised their exam’s writing section score scale only a year after revising the section and changing the scale to match the rest of the exam’s four other sections, June 28, 2016
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Education June 26, 2016: Yale is top for history majors, but Princeton tops graduate programs

Yale is top for history majors, but Princeton tops graduate programs

By Bonnie K. Goodman

Examiner.com, June 26, 2016, 1:31 PM MST

Although the number of undergraduates studying history is in decline, the best university to major in the subject is Yale, while Princeton is the top for graduate study
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Education June 25, 2016: Supreme Court upholds affirmative action assures diversity in college admissions

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Supreme Court upholds affirmative action assures diversity in college admissions

June 25, 2016, 11:31 AM MST

The Supreme Court upheld affirmative action in college admissions in their decision in the case Fisher v. The University of Texas at Austin, June 23, 2016
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Education June 3, 2016: Harvard tops Times Higher Education’s World Reputation Rankings for sixth year

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Harvard tops Times Higher Education’s World Reputation Rankings for sixth year

By Bonnie K. Goodman

June 3, 2016 5:50 PM MST
Harvard University has the best global reputation for the sixth year in a row, every year that the Times Higher Education published their World Reputation Rankings, May 4, 2016
Harvard University has the best global reputation for the sixth year in a row, every year that the Times Higher Education published their World Reputation Rankings, May 4, 2016
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Education June 3, 2016: Harvard tops Times Higher Education’s World Reputation Rankings for sixth year

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Harvard University has the best global reputation for the sixth year in a row, every year that the Times Higher Education published their World Reputation Rankings, May 4, 2016
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Education May 1, 2016: Malia Obama to join Harvard’s Class of 2021 in fall 2017 after gap year

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Malia Obama to join Harvard’s Class of 2021 in fall 2017 after gap year

By Bonnie K. Goodman

May 1, 2016 12:09 PM MST

 Malia Obama is going to Harvard University in the fall of 2017, joining Harvard's Class of 2021 after a gap year, May 1, 2016

Malia Obama is going to Harvard University in the fall of 2017, joining Harvard’s Class of 2021 after a gap year, May 1, 2016
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Education March 30, 2016: Stanford most selective college only admits 4.69% of applicants to Class of 2020

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Stanford most selective college only admits 4.69% of applicants to Class of 2020

By Bonnie K. Goodman

March 30, 2016 4:22 PM MST

Stanford University is the nation's most selective college with an increasingly shrinking acceptance rate, so much so that NYT columnist Frank Bruni called them out for it in an early April fool's op-ed, March 30, 2016
Stanford University is the nation’s most selective college with an increasingly shrinking acceptance rate, so much so that NYT columnist Frank Bruni called them out for it in an early April fool’s op-ed, March 30, 2016
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Education April 18, 2016: What are the chances of being accepted to the Ivy League after being waitlisted?

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What are the chances of being accepted to the Ivy League after being waitlisted?

By Bonnie K. Goodman

April 18, 2016 3:30 PM MST

Colleges especially the Ivy League accept few if none at all of the applicants on their waitlists that students need to plan for alternatives rather than counting on the hope a waitlist decision falsely gives, April 16, 2016
Colleges especially the Ivy League accept few if none at all of the applicants on their waitlists that students need to plan for alternatives rather than counting on the hope a waitlist decision falsely gives, April 16, 2016
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Education April 6, 2016: NY teen Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna accepted to all eight Ivy League universities

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NY teen Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna accepted to all eight Ivy League universities

By Bonnie K. Goodman

April 6, 2016 2:10 AM MST

Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna is the third Long Island high school senior to be accepted to all eight Ivy League universities in three straight years; an honor that is becoming all too common, April 5, 2016
Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna is the third Long Island high school senior to be accepted to all eight Ivy League universities in three straight years; an honor that is becoming all too common, April 5, 2016
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Education April 5, 2016: Princeton to keep Woodrow Wilson’s name on school will promote racial diversity

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Princeton to keep Woodrow Wilson’s name on school will promote racial diversity

By Bonnie K. Goodman

April 5, 2016 3:29 AM MST

Princeton University will not repudiate history and former President Woodrow Wilson for his segregationist views his name will remain on the university instead Princeton will focus on promoting diversity in the present and future, April 4, 2016
Princeton University will not repudiate history and former President Woodrow Wilson for his segregationist views his name will remain on the university instead Princeton will focus on promoting diversity in the present and future, April 4, 2016
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Education April 1, 2016: Harvard most selective Ivy accepts low 5.2% of applicants for Class of 2020

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Harvard most selective Ivy accepts low 5.2% of applicants for Class of 2020

By Bonnie K. Goodman

April 1, 2016 7:22 AM MST

Harvard University has the distinction of being the most selective of the Ivy League accepting only 5.2% of the record number of application; still Stanford reigns as the nation;s most selective school, March 31, 2016
Harvard University has the distinction of being the most selective of the Ivy League accepting only 5.2% of the record number of application; still Stanford reigns as the nation;s most selective school, March 31, 2016
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Education March 19, 2016: SUC Santa Cruz accidently sends out thousands of acceptances

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UC Santa Cruz accidently sends out thousands of acceptances

By Bonnie K. Goodman

March 19, 2016 4:04 PM MST

 High Schools seniors in the Washington and Virginia area got a surprise the UC Santa Cruz emailed them acceptances the problem they never applied, March 16, 2016
High Schools seniors in the Washington and Virginia area got a surprise the UC Santa Cruz emailed them acceptances the problem they never applied, March 16, 2016
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Education March 15, 2016: Senate confirms new education secretary John King Jr. that will oversee ESSA law

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Senate confirms new education secretary John King Jr. that will oversee ESSA law

By Bonnie K. Goodman

March 15, 2016 2:42 PM MST

 The Senate confirmed John B. King, Jr. officially making him the new Secretary of Education; he  will lead the implementation of the new education law Every Student Succeeds Act, March 14, 2016
The Senate confirmed John B. King, Jr. officially making him the new Secretary of Education; he will lead the implementation of the new education law Every Student Succeeds Act, March 14, 2016
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Education March 12, 2016: British universities dominate Oxford tops THE’s best universities in Europe 2016

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British universities dominate Oxford tops THE’s best universities in Europe 2016

By Bonnie K. Goodman

March 12, 2016 6:41 PM MST

 The University of Oxford tops this year's ranking from Times Higher Education (THE) of the Best Universities in Europe; 46 British universities are making the cut, the most of any other country, March 10, 2016
The University of Oxford tops this year’s ranking from Times Higher Education (THE) of the Best Universities in Europe; 46 British universities are making the cut, the most of any other country, March 10, 2016
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Education February 23, 2016: What students should expect on the newly redesigned SAT exam on March 5

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What students should expect on the newly redesigned SAT exam on March 5

By Bonnie K. Goodman

February 23, 2016 1:20 PM MST

Anxious students, gear up to take the newly redesigned SAT exam on March 5, educators are most concerned about the heavy text exam
Anxious students, gear up to take the newly redesigned SAT exam on March 5, educators are most concerned about the heavy text exam
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Education February 8, 2016: College Board adds summer SAT and subject exams dates starting in August 2017

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College Board adds summer SAT and subject exams dates starting in August 2017

By Bonnie K. Goodman

February 8, 2016 9:05 PM MST

The College Board will add August test dates for the SAT and SAT subject exams beginning in 2017, the board hopes it give them an edge in the race with the Act, but also give students an advantage when applying for early admissions, Feb. 4, 2016
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Education January 24, 2016: College Board reschedules last old SAT exam Feb 20 after snowstorm cancellations

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College Board reschedules last old SAT exam Feb 20 after snowstorm cancellations

By Bonnie K. Goodman

January 24, 2016 1:38 PM MST

SAT test centers in the East Coast states affected by the massive snowstorm cancelled the exam on Saturday, Jan. 23 rescheduling it for Feb. 20
SAT test centers in the East Coast states affected by the massive snowstorm cancelled the exam on Saturday, Jan. 23 rescheduling it for Feb. 20
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Education January 21, 2016: Does social media affect college admissions, how to prepare your profiles

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Does social media affect college admissions, how to prepare your profiles

By Bonnie K. Goodman

 January 21, 2016 11:24 AM MST
College admission officers are increasing looking at social media during the admissions process, depending on what they find it could a make or break an applicant, Jan. 13, 2016

College admission officers are increasing looking at social media during the admissions process, depending on what they find it could a make or break an applicant, Jan. 13, 2016
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Education January 17, 2016: College Board problems PSAT/NMSQT score delays only a quarter received results

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College Board problems PSAT/NMSQT score delays only a quarter received results

By Bonnie K. Goodman

January 17, 2016 8:50 PM MST

 Problems persist with the College Board's new score system; nearly three million high school students cannot access their results from the October 2015 PSAT/NMSQT exam, Jan. 17, 2016

Problems persist with the College Board’s new score system; nearly three million high school students cannot access their results from the October 2015 PSAT/NMSQT exam, Jan. 17, 2016
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Education January 11, 2016: Detroit schools close as teachers take sick out protesting pay and conditions

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Detroit schools close as teachers take sick out protesting pay and conditions

By Bonnie K. Goodman

January 11, 2016 5:26 PM MST

Teachers at over 60 Detroit, Michigan schools went on strike calling it a "sick-out," the teachers are protesting their pay, teaching conditions and lack of funding for the public schools, Jan. 11, 2016

Teachers at over 60 Detroit, Michigan schools went on strike calling it a “sick-out,” the teachers are protesting their pay, teaching conditions and lack of funding for the public schools, Jan. 11, 2016
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Education January 9, 2016: Cambridge tops first Wikipedia Ranking of World Universities, Harvard only third

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Cambridge tops first Wikipedia Ranking of World Universities, Harvard only third

By Bonnie K. Goodman

January 9, 2016 3:36 PM MST

The first Wikipedia Ranking of World Universities was released with the University of Cambridge on top, while the first US school on the list is Harvard coming in only at third, Dec. 15, 2016
The first Wikipedia Ranking of World Universities was released with the University of Cambridge on top, while the first US school on the list is Harvard coming in only at third, Dec. 15, 2016
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Education January 7, 2016: Law school mistakenly sent out acceptances to thousands who did not apply

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Law school mistakenly sent out acceptances to thousands who did not apply

By Bonnie K. Goodman

January 7, 2016 2:04 PM MST

Touro College Law School mistakenly sent out over 17 thousand acceptances to perspective students who never applied, before they noticed and rectified their mistake, embarrassing themselves in the process, Dec. 31, 2015
Touro College Law School mistakenly sent out over 17 thousand acceptances to perspective students who never applied, before they noticed and rectified their mistake, embarrassing themselves in the process, Dec. 31, 2015
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Education January 6, 2016: PSAT/NMSQT scores released, what do they mean for the SATs, college admissions

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PSAT/NMSQT scores released, what do they mean for the SATs, college admissions

By Bonnie K. Goodman

January 6, 2016 6:46 PM MST

After a month delay, the College Board released the first scores from the newly redesigned PSAT/NMSQT first administered in October 2015, Jan. 7, 2016
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Education January 3, 2016: Kiplinger’s names Washington and Lee University best overall college value

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Kiplinger’s names Washington and Lee University best overall college value

By Bonnie K. Goodman

January 3, 2016 1:19 PM MST

Kiplinger's Personal Finance named Washington and Lee University the best college value academically and financially in their second overall ranking. Princeton remains the private university value, and UNC-Chapel Hill stays the top public university value

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance named Washington and Lee University the best college value academically and financially in their second overall ranking. Princeton remains the private university value, and UNC-Chapel Hill stays the top public university value
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Education December 19, 2015: Harvard, Princeton, Stanford admit less early action applicants to Class of 2020

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Harvard, Princeton, Stanford admit less early action applicants to Class of 2020

By Bonnie K. Goodman

December 19, 2015, 4:47 PM MST

Most early applicants to the Ivy League and elite universities' Class of 2020 have received deferments as selectivity gets higher, Dec. 16, 2015
Most early applicants to the Ivy League and elite universities’ Class of 2020 have received deferments as selectivity gets higher, Dec. 16, 2015
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