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How a Military Prep School Helped Army Improve in Football

How a Military Prep School Helped Army Improve in Football

Kelvin Hopkins Jr. didn’t have the test scores to join Army’s football team right out of high school. Now, after a year in the academy’s prep school, he’s the clear star for the Black Knights.
How a Military Prep School Helped Army Improve in Football

How a Military Prep School Helped Army Improve in Football

Kelvin Hopkins Jr. didn’t have the test scores to join Army’s football team right out of high school. Now, after a year in the academy’s prep school, he’s the clear star for the Black Knights.

End Legacy College Admissions

A country struggling with deeply rooted inequality need not continue an affirmative action program for successful families.

Cheating, Inc.: How Writing Papers for American College Students Has Become a Lucrative Profession Overseas

Amid the college admissions scandal, another type of cheating was overlooked: Students already in college who pay others to write their papers.

Cheating, Inc.: How Writing Papers for American College Students Has Become a Lucrative Profession Overseas

Amid the college admissions scandal, another type of cheating was overlooked: Students already in college who pay others to write their papers.
Looming Over the College Admissions Case: Will Parents Like Felicity Huffman Get Jail?

Looming Over the College Admissions Case: Will Parents Like Felicity Huffman Get Jail?

With the first set of parents soon to be sentenced in the wide-reaching case, prosecutors call incarceration “the only meaningful sanction.”
Looming Over the College Admissions Case: Will Parents Like Felicity Huffman Get Jail?

Looming Over the College Admissions Case: Will Parents Like Felicity Huffman Get Jail?

With the first set of parents soon to be sentenced in the wide-reaching case, prosecutors call incarceration “the only meaningful sanction.”
Should a Single Test Decide a 4-Year-Old’s Educational Future?

Should a Single Test Decide a 4-Year-Old’s Educational Future?

The admissions process for gifted programs in New York City has led to a debate over how to desegregate the nation’s largest school system.
In Crunch for College Admission, U.S.C. Tracks Applicants’ Ties to Big Donations

In Crunch for College Admission, U.S.C. Tracks Applicants’ Ties to Big Donations

New documents made public as part of the college admissions bribery case show officials at U.S.C. keeping donation information about applicants in spreadsheets.
In Crunch for College Admission, U.S.C. Tracks Applicants’ Ties to Big Donations

In Crunch for College Admission, U.S.C. Tracks Applicants’ Ties to Big Donations

New documents made public as part of the college admissions bribery case show officials at U.S.C. keeping donation information about applicants in spreadsheets.
When Did College Turn So Cruel?

When Did College Turn So Cruel?

We need more and better graduates. We sure don’t act that way.

Where Does Affirmative Action Leave Asian-Americans?

A high-profile lawsuit against Harvard is forcing students and their families to choose sides.
The Plan to Scrap New York’s Gifted Programs: 5 Takeaways

The Plan to Scrap New York’s Gifted Programs: 5 Takeaways

The future of selective admissions in the nation’s largest school system has been thrown into doubt.
SAT ‘Adversity Score’ Is Abandoned in Wake of Criticism

SAT ‘Adversity Score’ Is Abandoned in Wake of Criticism

The company will no longer use a single number to indicate the obstacles that a student might have overcome, like crime and poverty.
SAT ‘Adversity Score’ Is Abandoned in Wake of Criticism

SAT ‘Adversity Score’ Is Abandoned in Wake of Criticism

The company will no longer use a single number to indicate the obstacles that a student might have overcome, like crime and poverty.
Lori Loughlin Due in Court as Admissions Scandal Looms Over New School Year

Lori Loughlin Due in Court as Admissions Scandal Looms Over New School Year

No college found itself as deeply embroiled in the scandal as U.S.C. Months after the case began, nearly 20 of its students remain in limbo about their futures.
Lori Loughlin Appeared in Court as Admissions Scandal Looms Over New School Year

Lori Loughlin Appeared in Court as Admissions Scandal Looms Over New School Year

No college found itself as deeply embroiled in the scandal as U.S.C. Months after the case began, nearly 20 of its students remain in limbo about their futures.
Desegregating N.Y. Schools Was His Top Priority. What Happened?

Desegregating N.Y. Schools Was His Top Priority. What Happened?

Entrenched inequality, attacks by conservatives, student protests: Richard A. Carranza’s first year as schools chancellor.
More Private Colleges Are Cutting Tuition, but Don’t Expect to Pay Less

More Private Colleges Are Cutting Tuition, but Don’t Expect to Pay Less

Few students actually paid the published cost. Colleges worried that they would be bypassed if families looked just at the sticker price.
More Private Colleges Are Cutting Tuition, but Don’t Expect to Pay Less

More Private Colleges Are Cutting Tuition, but Don’t Expect to Pay Less

Few students actually paid the published cost. Colleges worried that they would be bypassed if families looked just at the sticker price.