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U.S. Students Sue The College Board Over Glitches In The Online AP Exam System

U.S. Students Sue The College Board Over Glitches In The Online AP Exam System

In the wake of school closures necessitated by the current covid-19 crisis, the U.S. College Board—the organisation that oversees Advanced Placement Exams—is being sued by a group of students who claim that it knew of and even acknowledged issues with at-home testing that could disproportionately affect some students and not…

New Rapid Coronavirus Tests Could Scale Up U.S. Testing

New Rapid Coronavirus Tests Could Scale Up U.S. Testing

Scientists across the U.S. are developing new tests meant to detect whether someone is infected by the novel coronavirus in much less time than conventional tests now available—from five hours to as short as five minutes. But these newer tests still present familiar challenges, namely whether they’ll be accurate or…