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A long road to recovery

Education | Communities tear down, rebuild, and seek justice after school shootings
by Loren Skinker & Laura Edghill
Posted 6/12/19, 05:38 pm

State and local officials in Texas, Florida, and Colorado all took steps this week to respond to the needs of communities rocked by school shootings that occurred years or even decades ago.

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Much ado over the gender gap in STEM

Education | Test scores and career choices show interesting differences between boys and girls
by Laura Edghill
Posted 6/05/19, 03:21 pm

The results of a recent assessment of eighth graders’ engineering and technology knowledge prompted headlines boasting that girls “beat,” “outshine,” “best,” and “

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Scores upon scores

Education | Colleges weigh the costs and benefits of using student data in admissions
by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 5/29/19, 05:19 pm

Recent changes to the way the SAT presents student information have critics concerned about the misuse of data in college admissions. The College Board, the organization responsible for administrating the SAT, the PSAT, and Advanced Placement tests, released more detailed information last week on its new Environmental Context Dashboard (ECD).

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