College Admissions Offices Adapt to Home Schooling Popularity Boom

By Andy Torbett   More parents than ever are turning to homeschooling as an alternative to enrolling their children in failing government schools, and colleges and universities are now adapting their admissions processes to better accommodate homeschooled children’s unique backgrounds and skills. Data from the U.S. Department of Education suggest the number of homeschooled children […]

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Does Your Business Model Look to the Future or Just Defend the Present?

(HBR.org) By Robert C. Wolcott   Established industries aren’t ripped apart overnight. That takes time, though when momentum builds, change happens fast. How can incumbents manage through the monumental changes currently under way? One answer is to take a cue from pivotal technology companies leading the change. Many of the companies leading today’s technology-driven transformations across […]

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ACT Adds New Test To Its Lineup: The PreACT

(Education Week) By Catherine Gewertz.   ACT Inc. announced Tuesday that it has added a new test to its lineup: the PreACT, a multiple-choice test designed to prepare 10th grade students for the company’s college-entrance exam. The PreACT, which will be available in the fall of 2016, is a paper-based, multiple-choice test in the same four subjects […]

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Revised SAT Boosts Security to Thwart Cheats

Barron’s by Abby Schultz. The first revision of the SAT in more than 10 years was given to students in the U.S. on March 5, but thousands of test takers received notice less than a week beforehand that they would instead sit for their exams on the next scheduled test date of May 7. The […]

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