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Ancient history: 3 years since geography removed from curriculum

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Starting in the fall of 2014, Ann Richards – along with other Austin area high schools – cut geography from the ninth grade curriculum. This elimination was part of a piece of legislation that was introduced in January of that year that redefined the Austin Independent School District curriculum. As the class of 2018, who…

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What’s the Mememing of This: Students post memes of PSAT questions

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Students nationwide risked getting their PSAT scores cancelled by posting memes and jokes based on the test questions on social media moments after completing the test. On Wednesday, October 14, 3.5 million high school students across the nation sat in their seats and prepared to take the PSAT. PSAT stands for Preliminary SAT, which is…

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12 reasons why taking an AP exam is like riding an airplane

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At this time in the year, as a high school junior, I feel like I’ve sold my soul to the College Board. I’ve taken the SAT twice and sat through a total of 4 AP exams, which have, in total, cost about a gazillion dollars. And I have yet to apply to college and deal…

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Banning AP US History in High Schools

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History is a broad concept. The truth of history, if history is even truth at all, is that it quite literally is the study of everything that has ever happened, and how that might affect the future. Last month, an Oklahoma legislative committee overwhelmingly voted yes on a bill that would cut funding and potentially rewrite the course…

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