UPDATED: More universities continue to drop the requirement for standardized tests in their admissions process and the pandemic has done nothing to stop it

By: Claudette Soler Standardized tests like the SAT and the ACT have been used in college admission processes for almost 100 years but amid the COVID-19 pandemic over 600 colleges and universities have dropped the requirement of SATs and ACTs for students applying this academic year. As a result of COVID-19 many testing centers, whichContinue reading “UPDATED: More universities continue to drop the requirement for standardized tests in their admissions process and the pandemic has done nothing to stop it”

More universities continue to drop the requirement for standardized tests in their admissions process and the pandemic has done nothing to stop it

By: Claudette Soler Amid the COVID-19 pandemic over 600 colleges and universities have dropped the requirement of SATs and ACTs for students applying this year. Standardized tests like the SAT and the ACT have been used in college admission processes for almost 100 years. According to Catherine Hofmann, vice president of State and Federal ProgramsContinue reading “More universities continue to drop the requirement for standardized tests in their admissions process and the pandemic has done nothing to stop it”

Overseas voters rely on the US Postal Service to vote. This year they lack confidence that their votes will arrive on time

By: Claudette Soler Overseas voters are facing challenges to cast their ballots because of the pandemic, mainly as a result of their distrust towards the postal service. According to the Federal Voting Assistance Program, there are 2.9 million Americans eligible to vote from abroad but only about 7 percent of them voted in 2016. “ForContinue reading “Overseas voters rely on the US Postal Service to vote. This year they lack confidence that their votes will arrive on time”

Teachers are having to find ways to talk about race and in doing so have to come face to face with their own biases -UPDATED

On March 13, 2020, Breonna Taylor was fatally shot by white police officers in her home. On May 25, 2020, George Floyd died after a white police officer kneeled on his neck for nearly nine minutes, with three other officers present. These are two out of dozens of Black Americans who have died at theContinue reading “Teachers are having to find ways to talk about race and in doing so have to come face to face with their own biases -UPDATED”

The Senate Committee on Education pushes a bipartisan bill to simplify FAFSA

Over twenty million people fill out the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) annually, but senators say that many give up because it is too complicated, especially in the middle of a pandemic. “Almost everything has changed for students this year except one thing,” said Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander, (R-TN). “Students still have to answerContinue reading “The Senate Committee on Education pushes a bipartisan bill to simplify FAFSA”

Teachers are having to find ways to talk about race and in doing so have to come face to face with their own biases

By Claudette Soler On March 13, 2020, Breonna Taylor was fatally shot by white police officers in her home. On May 25, 2020, George Floyd died after a white police officer kneeled on his neck for several minutes, with three other officers present. These are two out of dozens of black Americans who have diedContinue reading “Teachers are having to find ways to talk about race and in doing so have to come face to face with their own biases”

Vice president of AU Net Impact says the US has catching up to do in the topic of climate change

Stephanie Holzinger said that climate change and racial equity work are key issues as the 2020 election approaches. By Claudette Soler Stephanie Holzinger’s first love is teaching but her experiences in the non-profit world have sparked an interest in making positive change in the business area of education. Holzinger is an MBA candidate at KogodContinue reading “Vice president of AU Net Impact says the US has catching up to do in the topic of climate change”

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