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Duncan calls for better student outcomes, more accountability in higher education | The News & Observer

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Jul 282015
 
Duncan calls for better student outcomes, more accountability in higher education | The News & Observer

As debt-free college becomes a hotly debated topic in the 2016 campaign, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan wants to shift the conversation to student outcomes at the nation’s colleges and universities.

Affirmative Consent: Are Students Really Asking? | The New York Times

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Jul 282015
 
Affirmative Consent: Are Students Really Asking? | The New York Times

Tyler Frahme, a University at Albany junior, had never even heard of affirmative consent, the unequivocal O.K. to sex that is mandated by state law. Nor was he in the habit of asking women for permission to proceed at every new juncture of sexual activity.

‘Enough IS enough': Colleges don’t need more sex-assault legislation | The Washington Post

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Jul 282015
 
‘Enough IS enough': Colleges don’t need more sex-assault legislation | The Washington Post

More than half of the states considered legislation this year aimed at preventing or coping with campus sexual assault, and experts predicted more will continue to weigh in on an issue that keeps making headlines.

Bombed the SAT or the ACT? Here are colleges that are ‘test-optional.’ | The Washington Post

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Jul 282015
 
Bombed the SAT or the ACT? Here are colleges that are ‘test-optional.’ | The Washington Post

So which colleges and universities will admit you without requiring or looking at test scores? If you’re aiming for the Ivy League or other national universities at the most elite level, forget about it. They not only demand SAT or ACT results, many also will look for other tests to show subject-matter mastery.

A list of 180+ ranked schools that don’t require ACT or SAT scores for admissions | The Washington Post

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Jul 282015
 
A list of 180+ ranked schools that don’t require ACT or SAT scores for admissions | The Washington Post

George Washington University in the Washington, D.C. is the newest major school to drop its requirement that most freshman applicants must submit SAT or ACT test scores for admissions purposes, according to this story by my Post colleague Nick Anderson, joining a list of more than 850 accredited, bachelor-degree granting schools (out of about 3,000 in the United States).

Editorial: Removing debate worse | The Daily Reflector

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Jul 272015
 
Editorial: Removing debate worse | The Daily Reflector

The State Legislature spent much of last week debating whether cities, counties, schools and universities can be trusted with hundreds of historical monuments and memorials that adorn public properties. The answer, according to Gov. Pat McCrory and the Republican majority, is a resounding “No.”

Campus Suicide and the Pressure of Perfection | The New York Times

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Jul 272015
 
Campus Suicide and the Pressure of Perfection | The New York Times

Kathryn DeWitt conquered high school like a gold-medal decathlete. She ran track, represented her school at a statewide girls’ leadership program and took eight Advanced Placement tests, including one for which she independently prepared, forgoing the class.

Duncan: Colleges are falling short for millions of students. Debt-free degrees are just part of the solution. | The Washington Post

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Jul 272015
 
Duncan: Colleges are falling short for millions of students. Debt-free degrees are just part of the solution. | The Washington Post

Education Secretary Arne Duncan argues that higher education is falling short for millions of students, failing to give them “what they need and deserve” — quality degrees at a reasonable cost.