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College Board President David Coleman, in announcing planned changes to the SAT last week in Austin, Texas, said the redesigned college-entrance exam 'will be more focused and clear, useful and open than ever before.'
—Erich Schlegel for Education Week

SAT Makeover Aims to Better Reflect Classroom Learning

The College Board seeks to more closely connect its exam to work students do in rigorous high school courses. The plans also offer strong common-core echoes. (March 7, 2014)

Spotlight on Middle and High School Literacy

This Spotlight looks at the strategies for working with middle and high school students on literacy skills, as educators are learning it's not just young children who need the help.

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College Bound Blog

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Lessons from New York City's Small High Schools
In this webinar, experts discussed what research says about New York City's small schools, and what makes them an effective option for the city's disadvantaged students.

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The Senior Slump: Strategies to Keep Students Motivated
Strategies to keep students engaged are outlined in this online chat including college-level course offerings, internships, and independent study.

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Drawing on data for more than 1 million Texas schoolchildren, a new study reveals that more than half of those students were suspended at least once in middle or high school and schools varied widely in how they meted out those punishments.
July 19, 2011 - Education Week
On the first day of class, students remembered walking into the classroom and seeing their teacher’s image projected onto a 4-by-6-foot whiteboard.
June 15, 2011 - Digital Directions
Johns Hopkins University's Yash Gupta says universities have a role to play in helping students prepare for and succeed at college.
June 14, 2011 - Education Week
An innovative education model involving public-private partnerships can reach students whose academic future is in question, write Stanley S. Litow and Robert B. Schwartz.
June 9, 2011 - Education Week
With a lackluster economy and rising college costs, other promising postsecondary pathways are getting new attention.
May 31, 2011 - Education Week
Pointing students to postsecondary options other than a four-year college is a challenge for already-overworked counselors.
May 31, 2011 - Education Week
With a program called Linked Learning, some California educators are showing that career training and academics don't have to be mutually exclusive.
May 31, 2011 - Education Week
May 31, 2011 - Education Week
More Texas students have been suspended or expelled than have not, according to a forthcoming study of state trends on school discipline.
May 26, 2011 - Education Week
May 23, 2011 - McClatchy-Tribune

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