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  • SAT to drop essay requirement, but colleges might still require it

    SAT to drop essay requirement, but colleges might still require it
    Changes announced Wednesday to the SAT college entrance exam don't necessarily mean all test takers will avoid writing essays.
  • Re-examining the SAT is (A) Good; (B) Bad; (C) Overdue; (D) None of the above

    Re-examining the SAT is (A) Good; (B) Bad; (C) Overdue; (D) None of the above
    Less than a decade after it started requiring students to write an essay as part of the SAT, the College Board announced Wednesday that it is eliminating that portion of the test. At the same time, it will do away with certain obscure vocabulary words and...

    South L.A. youth group, Long Beach educator among award winners

    South L.A. youth group, Long Beach educator among award winners
    Leaders of a South Los Angeles program that has helped thousands of young people succeed and a Long Beach educator who has guided a model community college transfer program were among six recipients Thursday of the James Irvine Foundation Leadership...

    Do tell, MIT, what exactly is Street-Fighting Mathematics?

    Do tell, MIT, what exactly is Street-Fighting Mathematics?
    From January to March, the academic calendar is dominated by the admissions process. You can find me this time of year poring over hundreds of grad school applications. In my 10 years of reading such applications, I have borne witness to an alarming...

    Many L.A. Unified school libraries, lacking staff, are forced to shut

    Many L.A. Unified school libraries, lacking staff, are forced to shut
    In the sun-filled space at the Roy Romer Middle School library, thousands of books invite students to stimulate their curiosity and let their imaginations soar. There is classic "Tom Sawyer" and popular "Harry Potter," biographies of Warren Buffett and...