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Brown University becomes latest college to drop SAT, ACT essay for applicants

July 13th, 2018 by schoolbound

Officials said they were concerned the writing requirement would pose an impediment to students from low-income families. Read More


The New Toll of Student Debt in 3 Charts

July 12th, 2018 by schoolbound

The average debt load is flattening out, a new analysis of federal loan data shows, but college isn’t getting cheaper. Many students are hitting their borrowing cap, and parents are filling the gap. Read More


Patricia Schiller, a Sex-Education Pioneer, Dies at 104

July 12th, 2018 by schoolbound

Switching from a law career, she founded a professional association for sex counselors and therapists. Read More


The future of college education: Students for life, computer advisers and campuses everywhere

July 11th, 2018 by schoolbound

For some colleges and universities to survive, they need to shift from their historical mission. One university thinking about those new models is the Georgia Institute of Technology. Read More


Princeton and Stanford drop requirements for essay testing

July 10th, 2018 by schoolbound

Princeton and Stanford universities on Thursday became the latest prominent schools to stop requiring aspiring students to submit an essay score from the ACT or SAT. Stanford’s dean of admissions and financial aid, Richard Shaw, said in an email that the school would “strongly recommend” that applicants submit an essay Read More


On Independence Day, celebrate not just the founding of the country, but its tradition of dissent

July 10th, 2018 by schoolbound

A writer draws on lessons she taught college students about the Declaration of Independence and the country’s long history of protest. She argues that declaring resistance has long been, and continues to be, a powerful choice for Americans. Read More


1 Neighborhood. 24 Kindergarten Classes. 40 Languages. (Some Miming Helps.)

July 6th, 2018 by schoolbound

There are so many children in one Toronto neighborhood that the school board built an entire school just for kindergartners — 24 classes. Read More


Beijing Dispatch: Mao 101: Inside a Chinese Classroom Training the Communists of Tomorrow

July 6th, 2018 by schoolbound

Ideological classes have long been a part of the college curriculum in China. But they are more important than ever to the Communist Party, even if many students say they are numbing propaganda. Read More


‘Access to Literacy’ Is Not a Constitutional Right, Judge in Detroit Rules

July 6th, 2018 by schoolbound

Students in failing schools said they were denied an adequate education. A judge agreed conditions were “devastating,” but not unconstitutional. Read More


Need to Know: 2017’s Fastest Growing Careers

February 1st, 2017 by schoolbound

Some factors to consider before choosing a degree are expected entry pay, amount of education required and how quickly the job will grow. Here is a list of some of the fastest growing careers this year.