• coronavirus florida Aug 7, 2020

    Students, Parents Fear Impact of College Admissions Test Cancelations

    COVID-19 has forced many testing centers to cancel testing dates for college admission exams nationwide. In South Florida, some parents fear the lack of testing will impact scholarships and college admissions. The ACT test website crashed when it opened registration for Fall testing dates. Frustrated parents took to social media, one parent calling the process a “dumpster fire of registration.”…

  • distance learning May 13, 2020

    At-Home AP Exams Raise Many Questions

    Across the nation, high school students are taking Advanced Placement, or AP exams, this week. This is an annual event administered by the College Board.  But everything is different this year.  In another example of how the pandemic is changing American life, this year the AP exams are being given online, to students at home.  “You can use any...

  • distance learning May 12, 2020

    Concerns for AP Testing at Home

    Advanced Placement exams are being given online to students at home. This raises so many questions. NBC 6’s Ari Odzer reports.

  • College Board Oct 25, 2019

    Brag About Monarch High School

  • NBC Jun 30, 2019

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    A more than 15-year push came to an end last year when Duke launched its Asian American Studies program. It is the only one of its kind in the American South, according to its director, Nayoung Aimee Kwan. Duke is one of the latest colleges to establish an Asian American studies program among a push across U.S. campuses for the...

  • NBC Jun 30, 2019

    After 50 Years, Asian American Studies Programs Can Still Be Hard to Find

    A more than 15-year push came to an end last year when Duke launched its Asian American Studies program. It is the only one of its kind in the American South, according to its director, Nayoung Aimee Kwan. Duke is one of the latest colleges to establish an Asian American studies program among a push across U.S. campuses for the...

  • CEO May 17, 2019

    SAT to Add ‘Adversity Score' to Factor in Student Hardships

    The SAT exam, used by a majority of colleges to grant entrance, will be adding an “adversity score” to the test that will take into account a student’s socioeconomic background in an effort to help colleges take a more rounded approach in the admissions process. The new measure, first reported by The Wall Street Journal, is aimed at factoring in...

  • Congress May 13, 2019

    The Latest Victims of the Student Debt Crisis — Parents

    There’s no doubt that college is expensive. Tuition and fees for a four-year private college averaged $35,830 in 2018-19; at four-year in-state public colleges, it was $10,230, according to the College Board. And that doesn’t count room and board or other expenses.

  • US Federal Reserve May 1, 2019

    Many College Grads Feel Their Grip on Middle Class Loosening

    A college degree has long been a ticket to the U.S. middle class. It typically confers higher pay, stronger job security, greater home ownership and comparatively stable households. Those benefits have long been seen as worth the sacrifices often required, from deferred income to student debt. Yet college graduates aren’t as likely as they once were to feel they belong...

  • President Apr 5, 2019

    Should the SAT Be Optional? Bribery Scandal Renews Debate

    The most brazen abuses of standardized testing in the college bribery scandal could be chalked up to security lapses: the ringer hired to take the SAT, the proctors paid to look the other way, the accommodations for extra time obtained through false diagnoses of disabilities. But the scheme in which wealthy parents allegedly bribed their children’s way into top schools...

  • Associated Press Mar 13, 2019

    Bribery Scandal Exposes Sports Side Door to Admissions

    The latest scandal to taint college athletics hit sports far from the spotlight and exposed a seamy side door into some of the nation’s elite universities: coaches taking bribes to recruit non-athletes and help them ease past tough admissions policies. Federal indictments unsealed in Boston on Tuesday outlined a sweeping college admissions bribery scandal that ensnared coaches and officials at...

  • Associated Press Mar 13, 2019

    Entrance Exam Cheaters Exploited Rules for Disabled Students

    A college entrance exam policy aimed at helping students with disabilities was exploited to enable cheating in what is being described as the biggest school admissions scandal ever prosecuted by federal authorities, according to court papers made public Tuesday. At least 50 people were charged in the scheme, which included not only cheating on the admissions tests but also bribing...

  • Congress Mar 12, 2019

    50 Charged in College Entrance Bribery Scam

    Wealthy parents are accused of paying bribes as part of a scheme to guarantee admissions for their children at elite schools.

  • New York Feb 4, 2019

    Miami Dolphins Name Pats' Brian Flores as Head Coach

    Brian Flores has spent his entire 15 season career in New England, working his way from scouting assistant to serving as the team’s linebackers coach the past three seasons – which included being the defensive play caller in 2018.

  • Florida Jan 5, 2019

    NAACP Supports South Florida Student Accused of Cheating on SAT

    The NAACP and several Miami-Dade County school board members are supporting a South Florida student whose 330-point SAT score increase has test administrators questioning whether she may have cheated.

  • Florida Jan 4, 2019

    ‘It's Not Fair': South Florida Student Refutes SAT Cheating Allegation

    A South Florida student is speaking out to defend her SAT score after testing officials say a 300-plus point increase could be evidence of cheating.

  • NBC Nov 15, 2018

    Future of AP Classes Unclear as Schools Seek Alternatives

    Leaders of some of Washington, D.C.’s top private schools announced this week they are eliminating advanced placement classes by 2022, drawing attention to the “diminished utility” of the courses in a joint statement. Instead, the schools plan to offer classes geared toward “collaborative, experiential and interdisciplinary learning,” according to the statement, which also explained students feel pressured to take the...

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