Room for Debate: STEM vs. STEAM

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By Annie Chang

As educators make weighty changes to school curriculum and standardized tests, different acronyms such as STEM and STEAM have been swirling around schools across the nation. What are they and which one, if any, is better? Here we take a look.

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The Redesigned SAT: How Does it Measure up Against the Old Test?

By Lia Tian and Kelly Zhou

The various changes in the redesigned SAT have already been finalized, but as the debate over the efectiveness of these new elements continues, students, educators, and parents are less certain of just how beneficial those changes will be. 

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College Rankings: What's Behind the Numbers?

By: Will Rosenthal

Although many believe that college rankings play a large part in deciding on a college to attend, multiple studies show that these ‘prestigious’ rankings don't matter much to incoming college freshmen at all.

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Common Core

By Michelle Xu and Kelly Zhou

Common Core has been slowly taking over America's schools. But what exactly is Common Core?

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With Great Guns, Come Great Responsibility

By Cathy Sun

The Second Amendment protects an individual’s right to possess a firearm unconnected to service in a militia for lawful purposes. However, the Amendment does not protect people from state legislation that interferes with their right to bear arms, and firearm regulation varies widely among fifty states.

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