Shorewood Ripples

School board to hire owner’s representative as referendum project prepares to enter the contract bidding stage

Ella Kamm

January 11, 2020

The school board plans to hire an owner’s representative to review proposed contracts for the facilities referendum and manage the project. An owner’s representative is someone who acts as the spokesperson for the owner of a construction project. They are similar to a project manager, but ten...

How wealth impacts academic success

How wealth impacts academic success

Noe Goldhaber

January 9, 2020

In March of this year, Lori Louglin, Felicity Huffman and about 50 other families were implicated in an FBI investigation nicknamed “Operation Varsity Blues,” which is currently investigating privileged families who used their money and power to get their children into elite level colleges, including uni...

New AP exam registration isn’t all that bad

New AP exam registration isn't all that bad

Naomi Raicu

September 3, 2019

Starting this school year, students must register for AP exams before November 4, unless they want to pay $40 in addition to the $94 baseline fee. Students canceling their exam will be refunded all but $40. Last year, students could register until March, paying, in the relatively rare case that they regist...

Grade inflation: an affliction of high schools across the nation

Grade inflation: an affliction of high schools across the nation

Naomi Raicu

August 29, 2019

In a 2018 study from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, researchers studying North Carolina high schools found that while high school GPAs have risen, SAT, ACT, and other standardized test scores have stagnated. Other researchers have observed this occurrence in other states, concluding that grade inflation, a phenom...

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