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California State University prepares to drop SATs and ACTs

Jan. 26, 2022 17:53 PM EST

California State University, the largest-four year university system in the country, is poised to eliminate SAT and ACT standardized tests from its undergraduate admissions process, following a trend in higher education over concerns that the exams are unfair to minority and low-income students. ...

SAT going digital in shifting college admissions landscape

Jan. 25, 2022 08:18 AM EST

The SAT exam will move from paper and pencil to a digital format, administrators announced Tuesday, saying the shift will boost its relevancy as more colleges make standardized tests optional for admission. Test-takers will be allowed to use their own laptops or tablets but they'll...

More than 20 languages represented in W.Va. ESL program

Jan. 23, 2022 09:04 AM EST

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — For some, “I’m fine” might be a simple two-word sentence, but for a student learning the English language, it can be a big milestone. That’s the reality Naomi Wilson, the lead ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher in the Cabell County school...

New Mexico will send COVID tests to low-income neighborhoods

Jan. 19, 2022 17:21 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is sending free COVID-19 home tests to low-income and underserved neighborhoods, but some school officials say a nationwide shortage of tests is putting them in a bind as they work to meet state requirements aimed at keeping students and staff in the classroom....

Day care programs expand COVID testing, aim to stay open

Jan. 19, 2022 16:29 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Licensed day care programs in Massachusetts can sign up to begin receiving free rapid antigen COVID-19 tests by the first week of February, Gov. Charlie Baker announced Wednesday. Staff and children two years and older who, as a group, had direct exposure to an...

Washington students' test scores drop significantly

Jan. 18, 2022 17:59 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington students took their first state exams last fall since the pandemic began and their scores dropped. The Seattle Times reports that between 2019 and 2021, the overall percentage of students who met state standards on the math portion of the exam fell by 20...

Massachusetts to provide at-home tests for schools

Jan. 18, 2022 13:49 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts will make millions of rapid coronavirus test kits available to schools across the state so staff and students can test themselves weekly at home and schools can stay open for in-person instruction, Gov. Charlie Baker said Tuesday. Schools that opt in to...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Jan. 18, 2022 13:36 PM EST

St. Louis Post-Dispatch. January 17, 2022. Editorial: Lambert airport upgrade is overdue, and regional cooperation could speed it up Preliminary sketches for a redesigned and consolidated St. Louis Lambert International Airport offer hope for residents throughout the...

Teenager arrested in stabbing near Japan entrance exam venue

Jan. 15, 2022 00:43 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Three people, including two students on their way to take university entrance exams, were stabbed Saturday just outside of a test venue, and authorities arrested a 17-year-old student at the scene on suspicion of attempted murder, Tokyo police said. The victims — two...

Teachers confront half-empty classrooms as virus surges

Jan. 13, 2022 17:33 PM EST

Teachers around the U.S. are confronting classrooms where as many as half of students are absent because they have been exposed to COVID-19 or their families kept them at home out of concern about the surging coronavirus. The widespread absences have only added to the difficulty of...