Vraj Patel

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This Is Why 12 Percent Of High School Graduates Don't Go To College

By the age of 26, just 12 percent of high school graduates have failed to enroll in a two or four-year college. Of this 12 percent, many are male, from the South and tend to come from the lower end of the socioeconomic scale, according to a new analysis from the National School Boards Association's …

I got into my dream school, but can't afford to go

David Nguyen wanted to go to college in Boston the way only a teenager can want something.<p>So he hustled to get into the school of his choice by earning a 3.9 GPA at his competitive Michigan high school and scoring a 30 on his ACT.<p>It worked. He got into Tufts University, the school outside of Boston …

Do students take too many tests? Congress to weigh question

WASHINGTON — Do students take too many tests?<p>Given the complaints about a high-stakes testing culture in classrooms, some states are reviewing the …

Tests + Stress = Problems For Students

Intensive standardized testing not only causes stress in students, but may undermine learning.<p>Anecdotal reports from educators, combined with a surge …

President Obama Wants to Limit Standardized Testing; Announces New Guidelines

Stressed-out students nationwide, take note. Relief is on the way.<p>After years of complaints from teachers, parents and students alike, the Obama …

Bernie Sanders: free public college tuition is the 'right thing to do'

The Democratic presidential candidate wrote that student debt crisis is ‘absurd’ and income should not prevent anyone from getting higher education<p>Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders promised on Thursday to “revolutionize” higher education with universal free public college tuition, because it is …

Meet The Next Secretary Of Education

The man who will succeed Education Secretary Arne Duncan has both an inspirational personal story and a record of controversy in what's become a national debate over the Common Core learning standards.<p>At age 40, John King Jr. will become one of the youngest Cabinet members in American history. He's …

What we need from the next secretary of education: An overhaul of financial aid, to start

By Nancy Gray<p><i>Earlier this month, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced that he would be leaving the Cabinet and that John B. King, Jr., deputy secretary of education, will take over. At this turning point, the president of a small private liberal arts college offers her thoughts on what is</i> …