All posts tagged "college"

  • wolf
    To woo students, more colleges now hand-deliver acceptances

    FRANKLIN, Mass. (AP) — The visitors walking up her family’s driveway mystified Maya Wolf. Four wore blue jackets. One was in a lion mascot costume. Then, as it clicked, she reached to her mouth in surprise. “Congratulations...

    • Posted March 21, 2016
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  • college
    Should high school punishments go on college applications?

    (AP) — They are basic yes-no questions that ask whether a college applicant ever got into trouble in high school. Yet they’re anything but simple, say some who want run-ins at school or with the law taken...

    • Posted February 18, 2016
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  • (Yonhap)
    In S. Korea, kindergarten admissions as competitive as college

    By Chung Ah-young Competition for gaining admission to kindergartens in South Korea is getting fiercer and in some ways as competitive as the country’s notorious college admissions process. The race for next year’s kindergarten admissions is expected...

    • Posted November 23, 2015
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  • Scott Hong
Fairmont Prep Academy
9th Grade
    Is the SAT truly a fair assessment?

    When we hear the words, “College Board,” we think of several things—test taking, stress and our futures. From the SAT to AP exams, College Board holds a significant stake in the futures of high school students, as...

    • Posted November 17, 2015
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  • Clockwise, from top left: Suzy, Junior, Yoon Park, Ock Taec-yeon (JYP Entertainment)
    K-pop stars, actors cheer on college entrance test takers

    Students taking college entrance exams Thursday in South Korea have the support of K-pop stars and actors. JYP Entertainment uploaded to its social media accounts photos of its talents — Miss A’s Suzy, 2PM’s Ock Taec-yeon, Yoon...

    • Posted November 11, 2015
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  • Students take the CSAT at a high school in Seoul, November 2014. (Korea Times file)
    Cheating cases keep rising in S. Korea’s college entrance exam

    Cheating cases in the college scholastic aptitude test (CSAT) have doubled in four years, data shows. According to data Rep. Bak Hong-geun of the National Assembly’s Education, Culture, Sports and Tourism Committee received from the Ministry of...

    • Posted November 11, 2015
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  • Leaders of the newly formed UC Irvine Korean American Alumni Chapter
    Korean American alumni chapter opens at UC Irvine

    By The Korea Times Orange County staff An official Korean American alumni chapter has been launched at UC Irvine, with an opening ceremony planned for Dec. 5 inside the Newkirk Alumni Center. Alexander Kim, a graduate of...

    • Posted November 7, 2015
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