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West Virginia learns Finland's 'most honorable profession': Teacherupdated: Fri Sep 02 2011 09:52:00

When newly minted West Virginia Schools Superintendent Dr. Steven Paine told parents, teachers and educators in 2005 that he wanted to use Finland as a model for their education system, he got a lot of blank stares: Finland? What, people asked, does West Virginia have to do with Finland?

Cheating widespread in Atlanta schoolsupdated: Tue Aug 09 2011 13:15:00

A new investigation finds cheating on standardized tests in Atlanta schools. CNN's Ed Lavandera reports.

Cheating report confirms teacher's suspicionsupdated: Tue Aug 09 2011 13:15:00

Julie Rogers-Martin had started to doubt her teaching skills.

Actor Matt Damon rallies teachers in Washingtonupdated: Sat Jul 30 2011 17:47:00

Actor Matt Damon rallied teachers Saturday at a march in Washington decrying the widespread use of standardized testing to judge how well teachers, students and schools are performing.

Atlanta schools replace 4 area superintendents amid cheating scandalupdated: Tue Jul 12 2011 15:52:00

The man chosen to lead the Atlanta Public School system wasted no time making changes in the wake of a cheating scandal that could lead to criminal charges against some principals and teachers.

Parents opt out of standardized testsupdated: Mon Mar 21 2011 17:53:00

CNN's Susan Candiotti talks with parents who are leading a mini-revolt against required standardized NCLB tests.

Mother hopes others will opt out of standardized testingupdated: Mon Mar 21 2011 17:53:00

A Pennsylvania mother has decided she does not want her two children to take the two-week-long standardized tests given by her state as part of the federal No Child Left Behind law. And she hopes other parents will do the same.

Subject Matters: Reading, writing -- and readying for testsupdated: Tue Jan 04 2011 13:26:00

It's the best of times and the worst of times for English teachers as they find themselves more accountable than ever for the academic success of their students, while balancing new technologies that change time-honored practices of reading and writing. Here are some of the modern challenges that language arts teachers face in their classrooms.

Fortune: The standardized-test smackdownupdated: Mon Nov 30 2009 09:07:00

On the first Saturday in December, thousands of high school students will undergo that American rite called the SAT. A week later thousands more will take the ACT.

Trapped 'coma' man: How was he misdiagnosed?updated: Wed Nov 25 2009 11:16:00

A Belgian car crash victim who was misdiagnosed as being in a vegetative state for 23 years was conscious the whole time, it has emerged.

Are business training programs worth the money?updated: Tue Aug 11 2009 11:19:00

Interest in business training programs is at record levels, as the economic downturn sends students flocking back to school.

Time.com: With a Pre-PSAT, the Joys of Testing Start Even Earlierupdated: Fri Oct 24 2008 11:40:00

The College-Prep powerhouse that brought us the S.A.T. is rolling out a new test for eighth graders

Commentary: Don't use SATs to rank college qualityupdated: Fri Oct 17 2008 12:40:00

A recent controversy at Baylor University has brought new attention to the widespread misuse of standardized college admission tests to rank the quality of America's colleges and universities.

Time.com: SAT Scores Remain at 10-Year Lowupdated: Tue Aug 26 2008 12:00:00

For the second consecutive year, SAT scores for the most recent high school graduating class remained at the lowest level in nearly a decade

More colleges move toward optional SATsupdated: Fri May 30 2008 11:33:00

Jen Wang of Short Hills, New Jersey, took her first SAT when she was in sixth grade, long before she would start filling out college applications.

Time.com: Wake Forest Drops SAT Requirementupdated: Tue May 27 2008 10:00:00

Wake Forest University will no longer require applicants to take the SAT and ACT exams, boosting a movement to lessen the importance of standardized tests in college admissions

Fortune: 10 secrets for getting into a top B-schoolupdated: Mon Dec 10 2007 12:41:00

Getting accepted into a top MBA program is an arduous, time-consuming process, with plenty of potential pitfalls along the way. Witness that the most prestigious and selective schools - Harvard, Wharton, Stanford, and their ilk - say they accept only 10% of all those who apply.

Money Magazine: They want to sell your kidupdated: Wed Sep 19 2007 04:48:00

To improve her chances of getting into a good college, Caitlin Pickavance, a 17-year-old high school senior from Danville, Calif., has been working with a private college coach since her freshman year (cost: $800).

Fortune: The race to bring more diversity to businessupdated: Tue Nov 21 2006 16:12:00

There's a hole in higher education that you probably haven't heard about.

Money Magazine: Harvard or Bust. Or Both.updated: Tue Nov 21 2006 14:16:00

Plenty of parents fantasize about their child going to Harvard. But Paula and Gary Goldberg of Boca Raton, Fla. aspire instead to get their daughter Rachael, a high school junior, interested in sch...

Money Magazine: $15k to get into Harvard - 5 ways to stop the madnessupdated: Sat Nov 18 2006 14:04:00

Plenty of parents fantasize about their child going to Harvard. But Paula and Gary Goldberg of Boca Raton, Fla. aspire instead to get their daughter Rachael, a high school junior, interested in schools other than Harvard.

Boom time for business schoolsupdated: Tue Aug 08 2006 04:52:00

Business schools around the globe have experienced a boom in applications during 2006, according to a major annual survey by the US-based Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC).

FSB: Startups On Fireupdated: Wed Jun 21 2006 12:57:00

Protesting on college campuses is back. The object of this generation's rebellion? Traditional jobs. In an era of widespread disenchantment with the often bureaucratic, scandal-ridden world of big ...

Cheat sheet for parents on testingupdated: Mon Mar 13 2006 09:27:00

MEAP, ITBS, CRCT, TAKS. There are scores of acronyms in educational testing, but these four-letter terms stand for far more than No. 2 pencils and pages of tiny circles.

CNNMoney: 3 startups to watchupdated: Wed Nov 02 2005 11:20:00

Google, Yahoo! and Dell were all famously founded on college campuses. So it's a good bet that the next generation of paradigm-shifting entrepreneurs is lurking in dormitories as well. That's why luminaries such as legendary venture capitalist Ann Winblad, co-founding partner of Hummer Winblad, and Koplovitz & Co. principal Kay Koplovitz agreed to judge the FORTUNE Small Business student startup competition.

Testing time for schools, studentsupdated: Fri Sep 02 2005 02:14:00

While executive education students go to great lengths to select the most appropriate business school for their degree, the schools themselves also assess prospective candidates to maximise their chance of success.

Fast facts on business learningupdated: Mon Aug 15 2005 04:50:00

Some fast facts about executive education programs:

The making of a young doctorupdated: Tue Jun 28 2005 07:51:00

The medical year begins on July 1, the day that medical school graduates finish their training as resident physicians and stream out into the real world of shingles and stethoscopes.

CNNMoney: The new math of college admissionsupdated: Mon Mar 28 2005 13:11:00

SALEM, Ore. (CNN/Money) - Here is a pop quiz:

CNNMoney: Harvard-boundupdated: Tue Feb 22 2005 13:13:00

It's that time of year again, when parents and students are anxiously waiting to hear from colleges. Well, most won't hear until April.

Money Magazine: Welcome To The Bazaar Colleges across the country are competing for top students like never before. Their main weapon: cold, harupdated: Mon Oct 01 2001 00:01:00

The Nott's Memorial Building, dedicated in 1878 and named after Union College's former president Eliaphet Nott, looks like a gigantic 16-sided stone cylinder. This isn't as bad as it sounds once yo...

Money Magazine: Class Struggle Does it matter if you're white or black? From a rich family or a poor one? When it comes to college admissions, iupdated: Sun Oct 01 2000 00:01:00

Thomas Jefferson considered himself the father of the University of Virginia, and like any father he left a complicated legacy. "Our university is the last of my mortal cares and the last service I...

Fortune: Is Harvard Worth It? Conventional wisdom says yes. But with the price of a degree from America's most famous university and otheupdated: Mon May 01 2000 00:01:00

For America's high school seniors, April is the cruelest month. That's when colleges flood the postal system with news of who has won a place in next fall's freshman class. For more than a few fami...

Money Magazine: THE INSIDE SCOOP ON GETTING INTO A SCHOOL COLLEGE ADMISSIONS OFFICERS TELL YOU WHAT'S MOST IMPORTANT IN AN APPLICATION--AND PROVupdated: Mon Sep 01 1997 00:01:00

Paying for your kids' college education is one thing. At least you can decide how to save your money and where to invest it. Getting them into the school of their dreams is an entirely different ma...

Fortune: QUOTAS FOR SMART KIDSupdated: Mon Nov 25 1996 00:01:00

One senses uneasily that the headline above will engender a certain amount of dismay in Norma Cantu, who heads the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in the U.S. Department of Education and will instant...

Fortune: HUNTING FOR COLLEGES ON YOUR PC HEY, WE CAN'T IMPROVE JUNIOR'S GRADES. BUT WE HAVE FOUND SOFTWARE AND WEBSITES TO updated: Mon Aug 19 1996 00:01:00

If you're packing up your car this summer for a trip to the beach or the mountains, take pity on those of us off to something far less relaxing. We're the ones with kids who have just finished thei...

Fortune: ARE YOU SMART ENOUGH TO KEEP YOUR JOB? IN AN AGE OF TEAMWORK AND FLUID CAREERS, IQ ALONE DOESN'T CUT IT ANYMORE.updated: Mon Jan 15 1996 00:01:00

WHEN I GRADUATED from Harvard College as an ostensibly smart guy, I discovered that I did not know how to make change. This was brought to my attention when I got a job selling cigars and pipes in ...

Money Magazine: 100 TOP SCHOOLS IN TOWNS YOU CAN AFFORD YOU DON'T HAVE TO MOVE TO A WEALTHY SUBURB TO FIND TOPNOTCH PUBLIC EDUCATION. OUR SURVEYupdated: Mon Jan 01 1996 00:01:00

Ask educators to name the nation's top public school systems, and you're likely to get a familiar list of tony suburban districts such as New Trier on Chicago's North Shore; Newton, west of Boston;...

Money Magazine: THE COLLEGE ADMISSIONS CALENDAR STARTING IN NINTH GRADE, YOUR CHILD CAN FOLLOW THIS GUIDE TO GET INTO THE updated: Tue Sep 05 1995 00:01:00

Your son or daughter knows this by now: Don't start an assignment the night before it's due. The same applies for a successful college search. In this case, starting four years in advance is probab...

Money Magazine: THE BEST WAYS TO INVEST FOR COLLEGE WHETHER YOUR CHILD IS SIX OR 16, ONE OF OUR STRATEGIES WILL WORK FOR YOU. updated: Tue Sep 05 1995 00:01:00

Please sharpen your No. 2 pencils and prepare for the ACT--the Awful Costly Truth, that is. Your child's college education will require: a) four times more than the cost of your first car, b) three...

Money Magazine: TOURING THE TOP 10 TEN BEST ALL OFFER STUDENTS SOMETHING SPECIAL--FROM INDEPENDENCE AT NEW COLLEGE TO GREAT updated: Tue Sep 05 1995 00:01:00

Seven of money's 10 best college values are public schools, up from six a year ago. This is great news for students who live in the same states as these schools, because their families will pay bar...

Money Magazine: SMART MOVES FOR LATE STARTERS THESE TIPS--VALUABLE FOR ALL ASPIRANTS--CHART A SHORTCUT TO SUCCESS FOR HIGH updated: Tue Sep 05 1995 00:01:00

As students begin their senior year of high school, most parents think that their kids are already lagging behind in the college admissions game. (If your child is savvy enough to want to get an ea...

Money Magazine: Why PRIVATE SCHOOLS ARE RARELY WORTH THE MONEY Forget the myth that private schools are the best. Our survey shows many public supdated: Sat Oct 01 1994 00:01:00

With prep school costs running nearly as high as the $26,000 a year that Ivy League colleges command these days, most families who send their kids to private or parochial schools must sacrifice new...

Money Magazine: The College Admissions Calendar Follow these steps to a school where your child will be happy.updated: Fri Sep 16 1994 00:01:00

Smart college planning starts before your son or daughter enters high school. ^ A growing number of colleges, for instance, are revamping entrance criteria to require four years of core high school...

Money Magazine: Acing the New SATs By following these tips, your child can excel on this slightly revised rite of passage for updated: Fri Sep 16 1994 00:01:00

Since March, more than 800,000 college-bound youngsters have worn down their No. 2 pencils on the revamped Scholastic Assessment Test (its old middle name was Aptitude), and the buzz is clear. The ...

Money Magazine: Why Almost Everyone's Score Will Riseupdated: Fri Sep 16 1994 00:01:00

If your child takes the SAT this fall and again next spring, his or her score on the second test will almost certainly leap, by as much as 100 points. The ^ reason: Starting in April, the College B...

Fortune: REENGINEERING THE MBA In search of the ideal MBA, business schools are changing their courses -- and the kinds of students they updated: Mon Jan 24 1994 00:01:00

IT'S A BIT like watching a scientist develop a drug to cure a serious illness. But the patient is American business, the hoped-for cure is a new, improved MBA, and the scientist at the moment is Jo...

Money Magazine: THE COLLEGE ADMISSIONS CALENDAR Plot your path to the school of your choice.updated: Wed Sep 15 1993 00:01:00

The process of choosing and applying to colleges actually begins when your daughter or son enters high school. This calendar -- written from your child's perspective -- will help him or her organiz...

Money Magazine: A THREE-YEAR DEGREE CAN CUT COSTS IN HALFupdated: Wed Sep 15 1993 00:01:00

Here's a clear case of less is more: If your child completes a bachelor's degree in three years instead of four, you and your Einstein can save far more than one year's tuition. That's because your...

Money Magazine: MONEY's College Value Rankings Here is our honor roll of four-year colleges. All are bargains when their prices updated: Wed Sep 15 1993 00:01:00

Drumroll, please. MONEY's fourth annual ranking of 989 leading colleges and universities has identified New College of the University of South Florida as America's best college buy. It edged out Ri...

Money Magazine: HOW TO SLASH COLLEGE COSTS If your child gets a bachelor's degree in three years instead of four, you can knock 50% or more off updated: Wed Sep 01 1993 00:01:00

Here's a clear case of less is more: If your child completes a bachelor's degree in three years instead of four, you and your Einstein can save far more than one year's tuition. That's because your...

Money Magazine: how to avoid the COLLEGE MONEY TRAP Check out these low-cost alternatives before spending a dime on expensive updated: Mon Sep 07 1992 00:01:00

The growth of any industry tends to spawn new businesses that feed off it, and higher education, now a $140-billion-a-year enterprise, is no exception. During the past two decades, helping parents ...

Money Magazine: Erik Keeslar joined the Navy to get help with his tuition bills. Millions of dollars are also available from updated: Mon Sep 07 1992 00:01:00

Colleges call them non-need-based awards, merit money or just plain scholarships. Whatever the name, they can sharply reduce a bright and ambitious student's college costs, or even eliminate them e...

Money Magazine: america's 10 BEST college BUYSupdated: Mon Sep 07 1992 00:01:00

The 10 schools that lead MONEY's third annual ranking of best college buys represent a remarkable cross section of American higher education: technical institutes and liberal arts colleges, intimat...

Money Magazine: get ORGANIZED! Tim McCormick's well-planned campaign got him into three top schools. By learning from his updated: Mon Sep 07 1992 00:01:00

Tim McCormick's march to college began in seventh grade, when teachers at his Portland, Ore. middle school chose him to take the Scholastic Aptitude Test, which is usually given to college-bound hi...

Fortune: Fat cats' bat stats, when to ''buy American,'' oppression in the classroom, and other matters. WHO ARE THE TEACHERS' PETS?updated: Mon Mar 23 1992 00:01:00

February 12 was the release date set by the American Association of University Women (AAUW), so the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, and the San Francis...

Fortune: B-SCHOOLS QUIZ JAPANESE STUDENTSupdated: Mon Nov 04 1991 00:01:00

Getting young managers into U.S. business schools is big business in Japan, where a stateside MBA offers not only prestige but also a peek at the inner workings of America's largest corporations vi...

Fortune: FOR STATES: REFORM TURNS RADICAL Officials are devising new standards, inventing new tests, and giving teachers more money and pupdated: Mon Oct 21 1991 00:01:00

THE BELLS you hear ringing in your local schools these days may be the tocsins of revolution. Stung by the failure of earlier reforms, an increasing number of states and cities are radically alteri...

Fortune: WHERE WE GO FROM HERE At FORTUNE's Education Summit, executives, politicians, and educators agreed on how to fix America's schooupdated: Mon Oct 21 1991 00:01:00

IT IS THE BEST of times and the worst of times for America's schools. Best, because after years of talking about it, the nation's political leaders finally seem dedicated to radical reform. In Apri...

Money Magazine: the college admissions calendar THIS TIMETABLE CAN MAKE THE QUEST EASIER -- AND MAYBE MORE SUCCESSFUL.updated: Tue Sep 10 1991 00:01:00

Your college countdown actually begins when your child becomes a high school freshman and embarks on the four-year course of study that eventually leads to college. This calendar, designed to be us...

Money Magazine: america's 10 best buys collegeupdated: Tue Sep 10 1991 00:01:00

Low price alone doesn't qualify a college as a bargain. To make MONEY's list of America's best buys in higher education, a school must also possess outstanding students, faculty and facilities. On ...

Money Magazine: FILLING OUT THOSE FUSSY FORMS updated: Tue Sep 10 1991 00:01:00

You enter the financial aid sweepstakes by completing one or more of the applications described below. All of them, available from high school guidance offices, ask for detailed information about y...

Money Magazine: Your College Countdown Attention, would-be freshmen . . . . . . these are dates you dare not miss.updated: Mon Oct 01 1990 00:01:00

For college-bound youngsters and their families, an aptitude for meeting deadlines is the first college entrance requirement. Failure to file the right form at the right time could hurt your chance...

Money Magazine: The Big Campus Come-On In the world of viewbooks and videos, all campuses are lush, all coeds comely. Here's how updated: Mon Sep 10 1990 00:01:00

If your children are easily swayed by the slick advertisements for designer sneakers or sodas, just wait until college admissions officers start messing with their heads. Faced with a shrinking poo...

Money Magazine: Dates you don't want to miss The College Countdownupdated: Mon Sep 10 1990 00:01:00

Meeting deadlines is a small but important part of the college admissions process. Failure to file the right form at the right time could conceivably hurt your chances of getting financial aid or a...

Money Magazine: Playing by the minority rules Thomas Sowell's expert view of how racial issues complicate the search for a schoolupdated: Mon Sep 10 1990 00:01:00

Thomas Sowell, 60, has a unique perspective on the special problems blacks and other minorities face in higher education today. At 16, he dropped out of Stuyvesant High School in New York City to d...

Fortune: HOW WASHINGTON CAN PITCH IN George Bush wants to be Education President. He gets A for rhetoric; Incomplete for updated: Mon May 28 1990 00:01:00

By the year 2000, every child must start school ready to learn. The United States must increase the high school graduation rate to no less than 90%. In critical subjects, at the fourth, eighth, and...

Money Magazine: Your Stake in Local Schools TOO OFTEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS WASTE YOUR TAX MONEY. HERE'S HOW TO FIX THAT.updated: Tue May 01 1990 00:01:00

America's 83,000 public schools are spending more but educating our 40 million schoolchildren less. Last year, U.S. taxpayers paid about $4,500 per pupil, up an inflation-adjusted 28% just since 19...

Fortune: KEY STATISTICS FOR THE 31 BIGGESTupdated: Mon Oct 23 1989 00:01:00

Making an intelligent decision on where to locate requires getting deep into details. These data were compiled from a number of sources by Moran Stahl & Boyer in close consultation with FORTUNE. Al...

Money Magazine: What It Costs Superapplicantitisupdated: Mon May 01 1989 00:01:00

So far, Alison Greenwald's parents have spent $4,675.50 on her college expenses. Not surprising, you say? But Alison is still a senior at Monte Vista High School in Danville, Calif. Like tens of th...

Money Magazine: The Agony of College Admissions The slings and arrows of marketing are confusing the admissions process. Who's getting hurt? Stuupdated: Mon May 01 1989 00:01:00

; In a better world, we would not put our children through this. Every high school senior would know precisely what he or she wanted out of higher education; college admissions directors would hone...

Fortune: The hand-washing caper, a billion to one on bias, what to do when out of gas, and other matters. UNACCEPTABLE IDEASupdated: Mon Mar 13 1989 00:01:00

In which Kindly Dr. Keeping Up goes even berserker than usual over the things getting said about SATs and especially by state judges in New York. Dear Kindly: One senses you are about to dump on Ju...

Fortune: An abundance of poverty, windy moments in Washington, New York's smart boys, and other matters. FURTHER MYSTERIES OF THE SATupdated: Mon Jan 02 1989 00:01:00

Around our own house these days, the biggest question about the Scholastic Aptitude Test is how well your servant scored. (As breathlessly described in this space two fortnights ago, he went and to...

Fortune: Being braver than George Plimpton, playing Pollyanna in the State Department, and other matters. AMAZING BRAVERY ON SATURDAY MORupdated: Mon Dec 05 1988 00:01:00

On Saturday, November 5, your correspondent left the house at dawn, commandeered a taxi, and visibly startled the hackperson -- who doubtless took him for a judge or investment banker -- by announc...

Fortune: Thrift Texas-style, the most intelligent state in America, greed in the vestry, and other matters. STATE SMARTSupdated: Mon Aug 29 1988 00:01:00

Which of the 50 states is the smartest? Which are in the top ten? Provocative questions, eh? Make a great lead, no? Maybe that is why the questions leaped to mind the other day when we began cleani...

Fortune: The Case for Palaver, A Righteous Road to Big Bucks, Genetics in Albany, and Other Matters. Testing . . . Testingupdated: Mon May 11 1987 00:01:00

''Kindly commandeer a college-level text on genetics,'' plaintively beseeched Keeping Up's senior policy analyst the other day, ''as the present expositor is confessedly hazy about the role played ...

Fortune: HOW TO MEASURE MERIT Those widely hated SATs turn out to be enormously useful in deciding who will do well at elite colleges.updated: Mon Jul 22 1985 00:01:00

America's founding fathers believed that the new republic, in forsaking a hereditary nobility, must look to a ''natural aristocracy'' for its leadership. Two centuries later, the country generally ...

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