ACT’s college admission testing grows, but scores stagnate | The Washington Post

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Aug 262015
 
ACT’s college admission testing grows, but scores stagnate | The Washington Post

The ACT, the nation’s most widely used college admission test, continues to expand its reach in Maryland, Virginia and several other states where the SAT’s dominance was long unchallenged. But results released Wednesday show that ACT scores across the country are stagnating.

NC community college system leader shouldn’t be too political | The News & Observer

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Aug 252015
 
NC community college system leader shouldn’t be too political | The News & Observer

The North Carolina Community College System has been run by veteran politicians such as the late former Gov. Bob Scott and ex-U.S. Rep. Martin Lancaster, both wise to the ways of the General Assembly and knowledgeable about the challenges that have long faced North Carolina’s working people. The current president, Scott Ralls, is an educator, soft-spoken, who brought his own skills to the job.

Banners at Va. college show parents where to drop off their ‘baby girl’ for ‘a good time’ | The Washington Post

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Aug 252015
 
Banners at Va. college show parents where to drop off their ‘baby girl’ for ‘a good time’ | The Washington Post

At Old Dominion University, some new students and parents arriving at the Norfolk campus Friday were startled to find three huge banners hanging from a private off-campus house touting rowdy fun, with an arrow pointing to the front door labeled, “Freshman daughter drop off.”

LGBT memoir on Duke University reading list protested as insensitive to ‘Christian moral beliefs’ | The Washington Post

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Aug 252015
 
LGBT memoir on Duke University reading list protested as insensitive to ‘Christian moral beliefs’ | The Washington Post

It’s a tradition at some of the nation’s best universities: Incoming students are invited to read the same book, then talk about it. But before they even set foot on Duke University’s lush North Carolina campus, some members of the school’s incoming class of 2019 had a beef with a summer book they were offered.

Students arrive at Sweet Briar, following struggle to keep the college open | The Washington Post

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Aug 252015
 
Students arrive at Sweet Briar, following struggle to keep the college open | The Washington Post

All last spring, alumnae and others fought to keep Sweet Briar College from closing. And they won: A court settlement allowed the private college in Virginia to continue its 114-year-old tradition of educating women.