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Forbes Names You Need to Know: Khan Academy

 


Spotlight on YouTube Education

YouTube EDU offers a variety of video channels that represent just about every subject imaginable. Although there are many good resources, we especially recommend the following:

1. TED-Ed. This channel features short talks from some of the world's greatest educators.

TED Ed (click on the picture to visit page)

2. Crash Course. Brief, entertaining lessons in Literature, Ecology, Biology, and World History can be found on this channel.

Crash Course

3. SpaceRip. The best space and astronomy videos on the web can be found here.

SpaceRip

4. thenewboston. Do you want to learn about or need a refresher for computer skills? Find tutorials on this channel.

thenewboston

5. Film Riot. Do you want to make your own movies? This channel will help teach you how!

Film Riot


SAT Scores

According to the College Board, SAT scores were slightly down in 2011. The scores and variances from last year are as follows:

Critical Reading: 497 (-3)

Mathematics: 514 (-1)

Writing: 489 (-2)

The differences were even greater when compared to scores from 5 years ago. While we hope future students will reverse that trend, one positive report worth noting is that this year's SAT test-takers was the most diverse group ever, with minority students accounting for 44% of the class.


Best Schools

Best High Schools 2012 (Newsweek)

Best High Schools 2012 (U.S. News & World Report)

Best Colleges 2013 (U.S. News & World Report)

 


Library News

Outsourcing public libraries?

Library Systems & Services (L.S.S.I), a private company, services 13 public library systems and 63 branch operations in the United States. Ranked by the number of branches, it ranks behind fifth in the country, trailing only Los Angeles County, New York City, Chicago, and the City of Los Angeles.

Read the New York Times article about how this issue is impacting communities here


Statistics

Postsecondary institutions and price of attendance, enrollment, and degrees awarded for the 2008-2009 academic year

State and school district expenditure and revenue information

Compare SAT average scores by state from 1987-2006

Compare ACT average scores and trending by state