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Afternoon announcements: SAT exam gets a makeover

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February 27, 2013 09:08 pm

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The SAT is set to change again. The standardized test used in part for entrance to colleges and universities around the country will get a makeover, according to David Coleman, president of the College Board. In an email to the College Board’s 6,000 members, Coleman said the changes will reflect the “core set of knowledge and skills” that high school graduates need to succeed in college. Washington Post

The publisher of Education Week, Editorial Projects in Education, released a study finding that teachers are unconcerned about preparedness when it comes to implementing the Common Core standards. Education Week

Deposits, paperwork, and fees are just as few of the ways low-income students are kept out of attending colleges, even after they’re accepted. This feature is a must-read. The Atlantic

President Obama’s plan for a new competition to redesign high schools across the nation is still a work in progress. Little details have been announced, and there’s a looming question of whether Congress would approve it as they’re trying to make cuts. Education Week

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