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Violating Facilities and College Board Agreements, School Board’s McDonald Peddles More Masking Falsehoods at SAT Testing Site

Flagler County School Board member Janet McDonald has frequently used her time on the school board to spread falsehoods and disinformation about the Covid pandemic. Speaking from her seat at board meetings, she has derided face masks as ineffective or harmful. She has claimed, falsely, that communities with masking have had steeper transmission rates. She has downplayed the extent of covid fatalities. She has falsely called the various immunization options against covid “not a vaccine.” She has used her Twitter feed to the same ends.
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Isn't taking AP Exams hard enough already?

College Board's unusual policies add unnecessary stress to an already difficult process. Signing up for courses, which includes choosing from the various electives and determining which level to take, is very daunting. In an effort to add course rigor or potentially earn college credit, many students are taking an increasing number of Advanced Placement (AP) classes, whose content is often difficult and time-consuming. Yet to earn college credit through APs, students need to score well on the annual AP exam for each class in May. College Board, the organization behind the AP program, was created to expand access to higher education. But by increasing exam fees and requiring early registration on top of the already stressful exam, the College Board is acting against its own goal.
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EPHS students win National Merit and College Board recognition

Several Eden Prairie High School (EPHS) seniors have been recognized by the National Merit Scholar Corporation and the College Board for high achievements on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) and Advanced Placement (AP) tests. At the EPHS National Scholar Recognition Breakfast on Nov. 12, Superintendent Josh Swanson...
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College Boards Are Still White and Male, Report Shows

FangXiaNuo/Getty Images — The board members who oversee America’s colleges and universities are still overwhelmingly white and male, though institutions have diversified their boards somewhat in recent years,a new report from the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges shows. The new report—titled “Policies, Practices and Composition of Governing...
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It’s Time to Improve the Admissions Process

Paying for college is a heavy financial burden for most of us—we just wrote a five-digit freshman fall tuition check that left us reeling. The admission process and its associated costs have left us exhausted and frustrated. While the larger issue of college affordability is discussed and debated in legislative bodies and higher education circles, as a family that recently wrapped up our second admissions goat rodeo, we have some suggestions that will increase the transparency around cost and decrease the burden on families.
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It’s Time to Abolish the SAT

Earlier this year, the College Board announced the cancellation of the SAT Subject Tests. The news was welcomed by educators and pundits who, for years, have criticized the tests as unfair both to low-income students and to those from communities of color and as ineffective predictors of students’ success in college.

State Board letter: Accreditation issue places NIC in peril

A loss of accreditation could cause irreparable harm to North Idaho College and its students, and trustees need to “set aside parochial or partisan interests” for the good of the college, State Board of Education leaders said Friday. The strongly worded letter comes as the Northwest Commission on Colleges and...

Lakeland teen receives perfect scores on 2 AP exams

LAKELAND, Fla. - A Polk County teen says she experienced an adrenaline rush like no other after finding out she scored far better than expected on not one – but two exams that could impact her future education goals. Kim-Tien Vo received perfect scores on two Advanced Placement (AP)...
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How to Request Accommodations for AP Exams

Just like the ACT and SAT, Advanced Placement exams allow eligible individuals to receive special testing accommodations. Because these accommodations can make a world of difference to a student’s testing experience and final score, there are some key facts to be aware of if you are considering requesting accommodations. Types...

DDCUS Scholars Named By College Board

Making your way through high school can be challenging, especially when you are taking college courses on top of all your other responsibilities. Advanced Placement courses require a lot more than normal high school classes due to the fact that they are college-level classes and have a rigorous curriculum. Students Ariana DeJesus, Daniela Ortiz, Ana-Sofia Canchola, and Carolina San-Martin have recently been recognized as College Board AP Scholars of Downtown Doral Charter Upper School for their achievements in their Advanced Placement courses.

Kirk Harbinger elected to Ithaca College Board of Trustees

The Ithaca College Board of Trustees elected Kirk Harbinger ’89 to a four-year term as alumni trustee at its recent meetings, according to an Intercom post. According to the post, Harbinger — a former president of the Alumni Association Board of Directors — has served as director of development for the University at Albany, in Albany, New York since 2020. Prior to that, Harbinger worked at Ithaca College as a major gifts officer in the Division of Philanthropy and Engagement, and as development coordinator for the Roy H. Park School of Communications.

A Bruin Ambassador: How NISTS Transfer Student Ambassadors Reflect Why We Must Move Beyond Free College

In October, four outstanding students were named NISTS (National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students) 2022 Transfer Student Ambassadors for their commitment to improving the transfer process for other students. Interviews with each of them showcase one common theme: transferring represents the opportunity to accomplish a dream and a degree which would otherwise have been unachievable.
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ACT, SAT Tips for Second Language Learners

In high-stakes test preparation, one size does not fit all. For students whose first language is not English, tips like “use your inner grammar ear” and explanations like “you don’t say X, you say Y” do not strike the same chord that they might for native English speakers. If you...

Why College Tuition Is Falling For The First Time In Decades

It’s official: college tuition is rising at a slower rate than inflation for the first time in over 30 years. Recently published data from the College Board show that between 2020-21 and 2021-22, nominal tuition rates increased 1.6% at public four-year colleges and 2.1% at private nonprofit schools. Since inflation during that period was 5.3%, college tuition has fallen in real terms.
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Cameron sets room and board rates for 2022-23; reduces online course fee

Cameron University has proposed room and board rates for the 2022-23 academic year in addition to reducing its online course fee. The rates were approved Thursday by the Board of Regents for the University of Oklahoma, Cameron University and Rogers State. The fee reduction recommendation will be forwarded to the...