How the pandemic has affected the number of students starting college in the 2020-2021 school year (from www.npr.org)

‘Losing A Generation’: Fall College Enrollment Plummets For 1st-Year Students

December 17, 20205:00 AM ETHeard on Morning Edition

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Instead of going to college this fall, Brian Williams got a job at a Jimmy John’s near his home in Stafford, Texas. He says paying for college was always going to be hard, but it was even harder to justify the expense during a pandemic.…
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An exciting change is coming to the ACT (printed by the NY Times)

ACT Change Will Allow Students to Retake Individual Sections

Starting next September, high schoolers won’t need to repeat the entire ACT exam to improve their score.

The campus of Columbia University in New York. Beginning next year, high school students will be able to retake specific sections of the ACT during the college admissions process.
The campus of Columbia University in New York. Beginning next year, high school students will be able to retake specific sections of the ACT during the college admissions process.CreditCreditTony Cenicola/The New York Times

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Officials at ACT, which makes the exam, said on Tuesday that starting next September, students would be able to retake specific sections rather than the entire test, which lasts about three hours.…
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