academics

Teachers adapt to new APUSH, AP Physics changes
By Carter Santini ’15 THE ROUNDUP Brophy science and history teachers say they are easily adapting to teaching toward a new AP test format for 2015. The College Board changed the AP United States History and Physics B tests in order to better exemplify the goals which college classes strive to reach, according to Brophy AP teachers. In both cases, this was met by giving the students an in-depth analytical…
Hands-on learning strengthens science education
By Aakash Jain ’14 THE ROUNDUP Nearly 25 percent of American parents say their children’s schools do not emphasize science enough, according to a December 2013 NPR article. Last year’s Program for International Student Assessment study indicated that the United States ranks 28th globally in science education. These statistics are troubling, especially considering that U.S. students will eventually compete for jobs in an increasingly high-tech global economy. According to the same…