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School banking programs will be scrapped in ACT schools after a unanimous vote against ‘sophisticated marketing techniques’ aimed at children

The Australian Capital Territory has moved to ban school banking programs, like Commonwealth Bank’s popular Dollarmites scheme, from public classrooms. Lawmakers unanimously voted on the legislation, which found those programs are a “key strategic tool” in marketing banking products to children. The ACT joins Victoria in its rejection of school […]
School banking programs will be scrapped in ACT schools after a unanimous vote against ‘sophisticated marketing techniques’ aimed at children
Strategy

Some business schools are waiving GMATs as a requirement

Many elite MBA programs have relaxed their exam requirements because of the coronavirus pandemic. The GMAT won’t be required at many schools in 2021 either, as schools grapple with an economic reckoning. University programs across all levels have begun to re-think testing requirements in recent years, and the pandemic could […]
Some business schools are waiving GMATs as a requirement
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University of California unanimously voted to suspend SAT or ACT test requirement

The University of California voted unanimously Thursday that it will gradually phase out standardised testing as an application requirement to its system of 10 schools. In a proposal released Monday, the University of California President Janet Napolitano recommends suspending the requirement that undergraduate applicants take either the SAT or ACT. […]
University of California unanimously voted to suspend SAT or ACT test requirement
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Canberra’s weed laws: here’s what they mean

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) has passed legislation to legalise cannabis, in an Australian first. Under the new laws, expected to be made effective from January, Australians will be able to possess 50 grams of dried cannabis and cultivate two plants. However, there are some caveats. Cannabis and seeds can […]
Canberra’s weed laws: here’s what they mean
News

27 great schools that don’t require SAT or ACT scores

The SAT and ACT are two of the most common metrics schools use to determine who they allow in. But many students suffer from crippling test anxiety, which can impact scores and lower their chances of attending their college of choice. Recent studies suggest that standardised tests disproportionately favour white […]
27 great schools that don’t require SAT or ACT scores
News

A former CEO’s daughter was allegedly listed as co-captain of a Japanese national soccer team as part of a $25 million college admission scheme

Former PIMCO CEO Douglas Hodge was indicted on Tuesday as part of the the $US25 million college admissions scheme to help get children into universities through alleged bribes and false athletic recruitments. Prosecutors allege that Hodge contacted William Singer, who’s allegedly at the center of the admissions scheme, to get […]
A former CEO’s daughter was allegedly listed as co-captain of a Japanese national soccer team as part of a $25 million college admission scheme
Markets

25 of the best colleges for good students who don’t test well

US News compiled a list of A+ schools for B students, calculating admission data and SAT/ACT scores. To be considered an A+ school for B students, a university had to have a high freshman retention rate, admit a large portion of students who didn’t get straight A’s in high school, […]
25 of the best colleges for good students who don’t test well