Late assignments, failed tests, sleeping in class: Welcome to the pandemic-era university.
Barry Mehler of Ferris State University was put on paid leave after uploading the bizarre welcome video, but some of his peers said his rights of free expression were being curtailed.
Outdated textbooks, not enough teachers, no ventilation – for millions of kids like Harvey Ellington, the public-education system has failed them their whole lives.
After two white families claimed a grade calculation error, a Mississippi school added their children as co-valedictorian and co-salutatorian, reviving questions about race and equity.
A recent graduate in Alpine, Texas, who could not find an affordable lawyer represented herself in court, arguing that school officials made errors in tabulating grade-point averages.
The aftermath of the George Floyd protests and a decreased reliance on standardized tests have led to more diverse admissions at elite universities.
If elite colleges are serious about diversity of class and race, there’s a simple solution.
Most colleges and universities now use a “merit” aid strategy to solicit teenagers. Your eighth grader probably ought to know how it works.
Experts say we may not need to wait.
Students may have no test scores, altered grades and compromised extracurricular activities. So how will colleges dole out the discounts?
Universities rejected thousands of students when exam results were announced. With those grades now withdrawn, many are demanding places that have already been filled.
The uproar over an algorithm that lowered the grades of 40 percent of students is a sign of battles to come regarding the use of technology in public services.
With students unable to sit for college exams during the pandemic, the government tried guessing how they might do. It did not go well.
This pandemic has surfaced a dilemma frequently ignored: A-F grades are used poorly and for too many different purposes.
The coronavirus has led to the collapse of New York’s usual school admissions system, and protests against racism have highlighted entrenched segregation.
When it comes to college admissions, standardized tests penalize ambitious low-income students.
The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on whether schools should adopt a policy of universal “credit/no credit” this semester — and more.
For now, the SAT and ACT are more democratic than many of the other metrics used to evaluate college applicants.
Schools nationwide are debating whether to issue grades to high school students during the coronavirus pandemic.
Learning what hardship has to teach us.