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Until recently, the ACT college admissions test was the stepchild of the SAT but now more students are taking both.
Chris reacts to the managerial change made on Friday by the Phillies and takes calls with Charlie Manuel. He also covers the funding battle for Philadelphia schools and Governor Chris Christie’s role in the New Jersey Senate campaign. He also talks to Michael Bronstein and Jeff Roe on the Monday Morning Matchup.
Chris discusses a New York Times story on the dysfunction at the Clinton Foundation, an escaped snake in Swarthmore, and Corey Booker’s standing among Democrats. He also talks to Bennett Levin, the former Commissioner of L&I, about his request for an apology from Mayor Michael Nutter.
The New York Times gets more visitors than any other newspaper website in the country, but for a couple hours, Wednesday they got a blank page when clicking on nytimes.com, or using the mobile apps.
As part of its recruiting efforts, the Air Force is announcing a new a digital program, Air Force Collaboratory, challenging young people to develop technological solutions.
Chris discusses President Obama’s relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the programming biases at MSNBC, and the latest details in the Center City building collapse.He also talks to Pennsylvania’s Lt. Governor Jim Cawley and comedian Steve Byrne.
For a broad view of our troubles in education, read The New York Times editorial “The Trouble With Testing Mania.”
In 1991, 165 students graduated with a B.A. in English Literature from Yale. But in 2012, there were only 62.
Statistics indicate that the past decade has been one of stagnation with regard to child welfare. These children are the future of our nation.
How many piano tuners are there in the entire world? How much should you charge to wash all the windows in Seattle? Just some of the questions Google used to ask interviewees.
Chris discusses Governor Chris Christie’s appointment of the next Senator of New Jersey and the NSA’s surveillance of cell phone users. He talks to Steve Cordasco on Finance Friday, CBS 3’s Beasley Reece, Comedian John Dore and National Security Analyst Ed Turzanski.
Chris analyzes the New York Times, CNN and Associated Press’s decision to decline a meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder, a local girl’s battle for a lung transplant, and the capture of a bear in Burlington County. He also talks to Victor Fiorillo from the Philly Post about a racial discrimination suit filed against the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office.
Angelina Jolie says that she has had a preventive double mastectomy after learning she carried a gene that made it extremely likely she would get breast cancer.
We spend about 5.5 percent of the nation’s economic output on education – preschool through college – but we may be missing the most important part – infants and toddlers.
Because knowledge is available on the Internet, what you need to know matters far less than what you can do with what you know; the ability to innovate, to solve problems, the need for critical thinking, communication and collaboration.