Yale University and Princeton University have begun accepting scores from the American College Testing program as well as the Scholastic Aptitude Test for admission.
The act is widely administered at high schools in the South and Midwest; the sat is predominant in the East and West and has long been required for admission at the two Ivy League institutions. Their acceptance of act scores is expected to boost admissions from the South and Midwest.
For several years, Cornell University and Brown University have been the only Ivy League institutions to accept either test for admission.
Yale officials said the change in policy has already facilitated the admissions process for a few students from the Midwest who applied to Yale's early-action program this fall.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has begun a program to alert school districts of the dangers posed by folding tables that can tip over.
At least six children have been killed and 14 others injured in the past 10 years as a result of moving or playing with folding tables that tipped over on them, the commission reported.
Many of the injuries occurred when an adult asked a student to move one of the folded tables, which are commonly found in school cafeterias and conference rooms, and can weigh 270 pounds or more. Often, the top-heavy tables tip over after their wheels hit an obstruction, commission officials said.
The commission last month announced that it had sent every district in the country a form for ordering a free supply of warning labels to stick on every mobile table that is at least 50 inches high when folded. All six manufacturers of the tables have voluntarily joined the warning program.