Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Microsoft founder Bill Gates are among several philanthropists who have pledged $9 million to a nonprofit organization that is trying to bring the Internet to public school classrooms around the country.Read full article >>
The federal government on Wednesday rolled out an online “financial aid toolkit” for guidance counselors, parents and others to help students learn about funding options for college.
The Web site, operated by the Education Department, is one of several Obama administration initiatives aimed at helping consumers navigate the often-bewildering higher education market.Read full article >>
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(Correction: The College Board corrected the message sent to members clarifying that the date for the new PSAT/NMSQT is fall 2015. The original message had two different dates.)
The new version of the SAT college admissions exam that was due to be unveiled in 2015 is now being delayed until spring 2016.Read full article >>
Grade inflation lives at Harvard University. The Harvard Crimson, the student newspaper, has reported that the median grade at Harvard College is now an A- and students most frequently get A’s.
The news was delivered by Dean of Undergraduate Education Jay M. Harris on Tuesday. The paper reported in this story by Matthew Q. Clarida and Nicholas P. Fandos that:Read full article >>
D.C. Council member David A. Catania is planning to file papers Wednesday to create an exploratory committee for a mayoral run.
His intentions were confirmed by former council member Sharon Ambrose, who said she will lead the committee. Catania (I-At Large) declined to comment Tuesday night.Read full article >>
Scores in math, reading and science posted by 15-year-olds in the United States were flat while their counterparts elsewhere — particularly in Shanghai, Singapore and other Asian provinces or countries — soared, according to the results of a well-regarded international exam released Tuesday.Read full article >>