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Is Competency-Based Learning The Future Of Education?

The traditional approach to formal education ties students to classrooms. Competency-based education programs grant credentials based on what a student knows.

10/13/2014

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A Redesigned SAT Will Debut In Spring 2016

The College Board, who administers the SAT, announced earlier this year they are giving the exam a major overhaul and cite eight specific changes.

10/13/2014

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Who Is Eligible For Student Loan Forgiveness?

The federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) is an incentive for these graduates to consider taking jobs in public service areas.

10/06/2014

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New Technology Making Its Way Into The Classroom

In the past, teachers gave lessons using chalkboards, filmstrips and overhead projectors — methods that had limited interactivity. Teachers now have multiple ways of presenting content. Students can now demonstrate their learning in ways other than pencil-and-paper tests.

10/06/2014

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‘Youth CareerConnect’ Grants Fund STEM Focused Programs

CareerConnect is a $107 million competition to redesign American education. The competition encourages local school districts and post-secondary institutions to develop STEM-focused programs that will graduate students with work-ready skills and knowledge.

09/29/2014

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College Affordability: Know Your Federal Student Loan Repayment Options

More than 70 percent of undergraduate college students take out student loans to help with college costs. The U.S. Department of Education offers several different repayment plans to ease the burden of loan payments for new graduates as they work to establish their careers.

09/29/2014

Students protest outside Standley Lake High School against the curriculum review. (credit: CBS)

College Board Backs Jeffco Student Protesters

The organization that administers high school Advanced Placement courses says it supports suburban Denver students who have been protesting a proposal aimed at promoting patriotism in AP history courses.

09/26/2014

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Jefferson County History Teacher Says She’s Outraged

A high school teacher in Jefferson County’s school system is speaking out about the controversy over how history is taught.

09/25/2014

Student walkout at Golden High School on Tuesday (credit: Riley McConnell)

Student Education Protest Grows In Jefferson County

In the largest of a series of ongoing student protests, about 700 young people gathered in suburban Denver to rally in opposition to a new set of high school history standards proposed by a conservative-led school board.

09/24/2014

Students protest at Arvada West High School Tuesday morning (credit: Rahel Solomon)

Jeffco Students Walk Out Of Class To Protest History Proposal

More students in Colorado’s second-largest school district are protesting a proposal to emphasize patriotism and downplay civil unrest in the teaching of an American history course.

09/23/2014

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