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How teachers prevent cheating during distance learning

How teachers prevent cheating during distance learning

Cheating isn’t new among most students. Distance learning means there are even more opportunities to cheat, making it an even more serious concern for some teachers because they cannot monitor what their students are doing all the time. Tools, such as cheat sheets or...

Opinion: Are this year’s online AP exams worth taking?

Opinion: Are this year’s online AP exams worth taking?

With most of the U.S. beginning to enact strict social distancing orders due to COVID-19, the College Board announced in late March that it would administer all 2020 Advanced Placement exams online. Perhaps due to the rapid turnaround between the president's...

Opinion: Fighting the pressure to cheat

Opinion: Fighting the pressure to cheat

As I have started high school the fear of the future has overcome me, introducing a type of peer pressure I did not expect: the very popular idea of cheating. In middle school this was incomprehensible to me, as no one really cared enough about a grade to be caught...

The academic epidemic

The academic epidemic

It's a problem every teacher has to face, regardless of grade, school or subject; it implies self-degradation, loss of trust and a ruined transcript. It brings to mind math formulas written on the back of an eraser, answers scribbled on the wrapper of a plastic water...