Tag: Tests and Examinations

Glitches in A.P. Tests Online Add to Students’ Worries

Julia Rock-Torcivia had everything in place for her Advanced Placement chemistry test. She taped a handwritten sign to her bedroom door that said “Stop!” in a warning to family members not to disturb her. The family’s two yappy dogs — Stella and Nixie, a terrier mix and a pug-Labrador mix — were relegated to a […]

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‘I Didn’t Know Whether to Mourn or to Celebrate’: An Afghan Reporter’s Girlhood Education

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. KABUL, Afghanistan — Last spring I visited the Rustam School in a remote corner of the Yakawlang District in central Afghanistan’s Bamiyan Province. While the country’s longest war was continuing to destroy lives in other […]

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This Year, Only 10 Black Students Got Into N.Y.C.’s Top High School

Last year, the news that only a tiny number of black students gained admission into New York City’s most selective public high school, Stuyvesant, touched off a maelstrom about race and merit in the nation’s largest school system. On Thursday, education officials announced that, one year later, almost nothing had changed: Ten black students got […]

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Andrew Cuomo to President Trump: Mobilize the Military to Help Fight Coronavirus

Dear Mr. President, The coronavirus pandemic is now upon us, and data from other countries shows us clearly where we are headed. Every country affected by this crisis has handled it on a national basis. The United States has not. State and local governments alone simply do not have the capacity or resources to do […]

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‘Fire Carranza!’: Why Asian-Americans Are Targeting Schools Chief

Dozens of Asian-American parents filtered into a Queens auditorium in January, gathering to protest a local school desegregation plan that they said would drive their children to low-performing schools in far-off neighborhoods. But their anger was really directed at one person: Richard A. Carranza, the leader of New York City’s schools. They chanted: “Fire Carranza!” […]

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Tessa Majors Killing: 14-Year-Old Boy Charged With Murder

A 14-year-old boy has been charged with murder in the killing of Tessa Majors, a Barnard College student, during a park robbery near her school in December. Investigators had long believed that the unidentified teenager wielded the knife that killed Ms. Majors after she bit the hand of one of her three attackers during a […]

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Diane Ravitch Declares the Education Reform Movement Dead

SLAYING GOLIATHThe Passionate Resistance to Privatization and the Fight to Save America’s SchoolsBy Diane Ravitch She came. She saw. She conquered. Such is the triumphant theme of “Slaying Goliath,” the latest work by the education historian turned education activist Diane Ravitch. The book exults in the failures of a reform movement that the author has […]

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