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The Answer Sheet Archive: AP,IB,honors

Protesters call IB program un-American. Is it?

How American history is taught is clearly on the minds of protesters in Idaho who trying to get the International Baccalaurate program tossed out of schools because, they say, it is, anti-American, and of Arizona legislators who passed a law restricting ethnic studies.

By Valerie Strauss  | May 18, 2010; 6:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
Categories:  AP,IB,honors, History  | Tags:  IB protesters, arizona ethnic studies, arizona law and immigrants, ethnic studies law, history, international baccalaureate, law restricting ethnic studies  
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Harvard study: Are weighted AP grades fair?

By Debra Viadero. A new study by a Harvard University researcher looks at the practice of giving weighted grades to high-level high school courses, and he issues a warning about the effects on college admissions.

By Valerie Strauss  | March 12, 2010; 3:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  AP,IB,honors, College Admissions, Grades  | Tags:  AP, college admissions, weighted grades  
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