All posts tagged "education"

  • University of Maryland (Courtesy of Hillel Steinberg via Flickr/Creative Commons)
    Where should I go to college? Student stories, University of Maryland

    By Anna Yang To those who join every single student group, I see you. To those who try to meet every single person in their class, I see you. To those who are not satisfied until “free...

    • Posted November 30, 2015
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  • Supporters of the University of Texas in its case against Abigail Fisher demonstrate at the Homer Thornberry Judicial Building in Austin, Texas. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals is rehearing the case of Abigail Fisher, a white woman who in 2008 was not admitted to the University of Texas at Austin because she did not graduate in the top 10 percent of her high school class _ the criterion for 75 percent of the school's admissions. (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Jay Janner)
    Controversial affirmative action case goes to Supreme Court again

    By Brian Han The debate over affirmative action reignites as a Supreme Court case involving the University of Texas and a student goes up for round two. The bottom line is that some Asian and white applicants...

    • Posted November 30, 2015
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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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  • The Korean Heritage Room inside the University of Pittsburgh's Cathedral of Learning
    A Joseon era-style classroom has arrived at the University of Pittsburgh

    By The Korea Times New York staff A Joseon era-style Korean lecture room taken from the old educational institution Sungkyunkwan has arrived in the least likely of places — the University of Pittsburgh. The university opened the...

    • Posted November 16, 2015
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  • (Korea Times file)
    630,000 S. Korean students take career-defining college entrance exam

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — More than 630,000 high school seniors and graduates in South Korea took the state-administered annual college entrance exam Thursday, as the government implemented various traffic control and anti-noise measures near nationwide testing sites. A...

    • Posted November 12, 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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