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- Cheating suspicions keep Chinese, South Korean students waiting for SAT scoresPhoto by Mario Tama/Getty ImagesSAT scores for college hopefuls that took the exam in October are out. That is, unless the test taker is a resident of China or South Korea. Concerns over cheating have the College Board and the Educational Testing Service, the nonprofit organizations that design and administer the SAT, withholding scores for students from tho […]
- For toddlers, it’s the quality of the screen time that matters, study revealsA new study gives parents a guide on how to let their children interact with screens like TVs and tablets. One of the keys: when kids are using devices, parents should be active participants. Photo by Flickr user Austin Marshall Parents, you can give up the twinge of guilt you feel when you let your toddler watch television or play with your smartphone or ta […]
- For-profit colleges face ‘gainful employment’ ruleThe Education Department will announce a “gainful employment” rule, targeting for-profit schools that produce grads who can’t find jobs to pay off loans. Photo by Joshua Lott/Bloomberg WASHINGTON — For-profit colleges that don’t produce graduates capable of paying off their student loans could soon face the wrath of the federal government. Schools with caree […]
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- How a student with autism taught me to kayakDaniel Hernandez is a 10th grader with striking eyes and a ready smile who is prone to answer questions with a polite “Yes, ma’am.” This young man, who is 16, used to be described as “shy,” but he knows a lot about kayaking: how to set up the seats, put the oars together and how to get in without flipping it over. He knows how to steer the small vessel right […]