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1 hr ago | Right Wing News

South Carolina Drops Out of Common Core Standardized Testing

Superintendent of Education Mick Zais sent a letter to state Board of Education members informing them of the move - after he learned he had the unilateral authority to do make it, PostAndCourier.com reports.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing

5 hrs ago | Myrtle Beach Online

Water parks popping up at more Myrtle Beach area resorts

There was no question among the leaders at Lakewood Camping Resort that when it came time to add some amenities to the campground, a water park was going to be first on the list.

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9 hrs ago | Yes! Magazine

Protecting Classrooms From Corporate Takeover: What Families Can Learn from Teachers' Unions

Science teacher Nick Faber walks to school after a home visit with a student's family.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Standardized Testing, Temple University, Education Etc., US News, Liberal Political News

Fri Apr 18, 2014

WTVR Richmond

No more $5 vocab words on redesigned SAT exam

The days of memorizing arcane, recondite vocabulary words might be ending for high school students who will take a redesigned SAT in two years.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education Etc.

Newms360.com

State reworks school ratings to accent graduation

Mississippi is reworking its rating system for school districts and high schools after federal officials demanded the ratings put more weight on high school graduation.

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The Leaf-Chronicle

108th General Assembly adjourns for year

State lawmakers concluded a session Thursday in which they approved measures to allow folks to buy wine in grocery stores, fight methamphetamine production and give high school graduates free tuition at community colleges.

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Related Topix: Tennessee Government, Tennessee, Bill Haslam, US Governors, US News, School Vouchers

Seattle Times

Washington's two-tired system of higher education

Last Sunday's story, " From Slipping Through the Cracks to the College Track ," noted that despite our brainy national image, Washington state has shockingly low college-going rates compared to the rest of the country.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing

Washington Times

EXCHANGE: Puppy learns to be guide dog

She has been attending an after-school ACT preparation class and other activities since January.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Non-Profit, Rochester Hills, MI

Detroit News

Affirmative inaction: The college admissions playing field needs to be accessible to all

The University of Michigan denied admission to Brooke Kimbrough, a high school graduating senior who earned a 3.5 grade point average and scored a 23 on the ACT.

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Related Topix: Michigan, Standardized Testing, Family, Teenagers, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Greenwich Citizen

Arizona House fails to expand school vouchers

Key Republicans banded with Democrats to vote down House Bill 2291, which would have made another 100,000 to 120,000 low-income students eligible for the Arizona Empowerment Scholarship Accounts program.

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Related Topix: Arizona, School Vouchers

Journalgazette.net

FWCS grad rates surge to over 90%

Indiana's high school graduation rate saw little change last school year, while Fort Wayne Community Schools reported a marked increase, according to figures released by the Indiana Department of Education on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Allen County, IN, Education Etc., Kosciusko County, IN

KLFY-TV Lafayette

Education chief: Testing critics don't have plan

Education Superintendent John White says a continued push to try to keep Louisiana from using tests associated with the Common Core education standards are creating "a state of chaos" for public school teachers.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, Louisiana, US Governors, Standardized Testing, Maurice, LA

B104.7

Syracuse Teachers Sue State Education Dept.

The Syracuse Teachers Association today challenged the way the State Education Department set growth scores for students who took last April's standardized tests, filing a lawsuit charging the state failed to adequately take into account the effects of poverty and, as a result, wrongly penalized teachers who work with the most disadvantaged ... (more)

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Related Topix: Syracuse, NY, Standardized Testing

JD Supra

Latest Developments From The Connecticut General Assembly: The Education Committee Speaks

Before the deadline for committee action, the General Assembly's Education Committee voted favorably on and advanced out of committee a plethora of bills.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education Etc., Epinephrine (generic), Epipen, Medicine

Suria

US college entrance test, the SAT, gets...

Getting into college in the United States will no longer hinge so much on a high school student's grasp of arcane vocabulary or obtuse mathematical formulas.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, University of Rochester

Wed Apr 16, 2014

GPB.org

The New SAT: Less Vocabulary, More Linear Equations

SAT test preparation books on a bookstore shelf in New York City. The College Board has announced changes in the college entrance exam.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Family, Teenagers

ABC News

Nevada Probe Detects Cheating on Standardized Test

At least one adult altered the answer sheets on standardized tests at a Las Vegas elementary school, leading to skyrocketing scores from one year to the next, an investigation by the Nevada Department of Education concluded.

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MLive.com

Meet Grand Blanc High School's four National Merit Scholarship finalists

Grand Blanc High School has four students who are National Merit Scholarship finalists - the most the school has had in the last few years.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education Etc., University of Central Florida, Brown University

Myrtle Beach Online

Strand Notebook | Award-winning dog groomer from Conway uses white poodles as her blank canvas

Dog groomer Adriane Pope stands with J.J., her poodle that she groomed in a Disney movie theme for a creative grooming competition driane Pope has been getting a great deal of attention for the unique works of art that she creates on her white standard poodles.

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Related Topix: Conway, SC, Myrtle Beach, SC

MarketWatch

Quiz: Can you handle the new SAT?

The SAT will undergo an overhaul in 2016 - and on Wednesday parents and students get their first look at a slew of sample questions and more specifics on the new test.

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