Is this a surprise? Many colleges had long ago let students decide whether to take Subject Tests, but the test results were still frequently used for freshman course placement, or to fulfill language requirements. For students, the Subject Test cancellation is immediate and sudden: Refunds are available for kids already registered for winter and spring tests. There were 20 subject tests in science, history, math, English, science, and languages. … [Read more...] about Who wins and loses with the College Board’s cancellation of the SAT essay and subject tests?
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When respondents were asked if they thought it was appropriate for brands to comment on social media about America’s political divisions, the majority of respondents said it was inappropriate–however, that call varied by the type of business in question. Only two types of business received a majority responded that it was appropriate for them to comment about political divisions on social media: local businesses and media companies. For each, 53% of respondents said it was appropriate while 47% of respondents said it was not. … [Read more...] about Speak out about politics or stay silent? Either way, brands can’t win
The open-minded attitude toward the site’s output is reflected in both its physical workspace and fairly autonomous work culture. Buzzfeed’s open-plan offices have cubicles lining the windows, while all the offices, the canteen, and the conference rooms are in the center of the floor. With this setup, all the employees have access to natural light. There are enormous, cheerful, circular wall buttons that are reproductions of the badges that litter the site–exclamations like “WTF” and “LOL” that BuzzFeed readers use to log their reactions to various articles. … [Read more...] about 19 Photos Of BuzzFeed’s Offices And 4 Things That Drive BuzzFeed’s Culture Of Win
Achim Steiner, administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, is awestruck at the extraordinary amount of money that was mobilized to respond to this global crisis. He wonders if the world might become less stingy about the much smaller amounts needed to combat climate change before it is irreversible and catastrophic. … [Read more...] about I spoke to 99 big thinkers about what our world after coronavirus might look like: This is what I learned
ENSURE THAT finding and developing the best ideas stays at the center of everything you do An early break for Sproxton and Lord was making animated shorts for BBC Children’s Television. Their first successful character was a stop-frame animated plasticine character called Morph. The launch of British TV station Channel 4 back in 1982 proved an important catalyst when it began commissioning animation for a grown-up audience, and the pair began experimenting with animating recorded conversations of real people–a groundbreaking technique. Aardman’s subsequent Lip Sync series for Channel 4 included Creature Comforts–the Oscar-winning short made by Nick Park, creator of Wallace & Gromit, who joined Aardman in 1985. … [Read more...] about How To Grow While Staying Insanely Creative, The Aardman Way