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By Hari Sreenivasan, Sarah Clune Hartman
In our news wrap Tuesday, Pfizer began a clinical trial of an updated COVID-19 vaccine designed to ward off the highly contagious omicron variant. The International Monetary Fund slashed its growth forecast citing the omicron variant and other factors. London's…
Harvard announced the move Thursday amid concerns about students' access to testing sites during the pandemic. It extends a policy many colleges have adopted during the pandemic and that a growing number are keeping for years to come.
By Collin Binkley, Associated Press
When Worcester Polytechnic Institute wanted to attract more Black, Hispanic and female students, it became the first nationally ranked science university to make the ACT and SAT standardized tests optional for admission.
By Alina Tugend, The Hechinger Report
In our news wrap Friday, a passenger jet crashed into a crowded residential district in Karachi, Pakistan. Most of the 98 people aboard were feared dead, but at least two survived. Rescuers combed the wreckage for signs of life. Also,…
By Stephanie Sy, Rachel Wellford
With schools closed and classes moving online, students nationwide are being forced to adapt to a new learning landscape. One challenge: standardized testing for college admissions, many of which have been canceled this spring. Although test administrators say tests will…
A college admissions scandal involving several celebrities has cast an ugly spotlight on how entry into higher education can be gamed. Standardized tests like the ACT and SAT are a key point in the saga, and they now face renewed…
By Kavitha Cardoza, Education Week
Chicago Public Schools, one of the largest school systems in the country, is reporting academic improvement in spite of past troubles. Now city leaders are looking to new CEO Janice Jackson to keep things moving forward. Special correspondent Kavitha Cardoza…
By Lisa Stark, Education Week
Educators convicted for inflating test scores in the Atlanta public schools cheating scandal are still trying to clear their names in appeals courts, and the district continues to confront the fallout from years of systematic cheating. Special correspondent Lisa Stark…
By PBS NewsHour
Oklahoma ranks 45 out of 50 states in spending per student. It’s home to overcrowded classrooms and more than 100 districts that have approved four-day school weeks. Now, more than 40 teachers who are tired of not being heard are…
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