The College Board unveiled a new SAT Wednesday aimed at better assessing critical thinking in college applicants. Its changes reflect evolving notions among higher ed, computer labs, and brain-research institutes about human intelligence.
Driving deaths in the US are down dramatically among teens and adults. This coincided with the Great Recession. People drove less and also drank less at bars and restaurants. While we don't want to prolong joblessness, we can do something about alcohol and driving.
And fails. A few years ago I became an accidental education reformer, and learned that my Lone Ranger approach to change doesn't work so well. Inertia besets schools, but also individual parents. It takes a community to reform schools.
Bin Laden dead: Americans experienced a rare moment of national unity upon hearing the news that Osama bin Laden had been killed by US forces. A look at the psychology that drives the celebrating.
With costs soaring, some colleges offer students a way to graduate early with a three-year college degree. But critics say students lose out on gaining breadth of experience.
The best prepared are finding jobs, but others are having to consider internships or living at home.
A mandate to 'lighten' still drives the Monitor at the dawn of its second 100 years.