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35 min ago | 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

4 hrs ago | 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

8 hrs ago | 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

12 hrs ago | 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

17 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Las Vegas, NV

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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Related Topix: Standardized Testing

National Public Radio

College Board Provides A glimpse Of New SAT

Anxious students - not to mention their parents - can get a heads-up for how the redesigned SAT might look in two years.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing

Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Daily Advertiser

Lafayette schools to add thousands of computers for testing

District officials have also proposed a 25-cent meal price increase. Guidry said there has not been a price increase since 2008.

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Related Topix: Computers, Lafayette, LA, Standardized Testing

The Leaf-Chronicle

In Tenn., school voucher bill fails for session

Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to create a program that gives parents the option to move a child from a failing public school to a private school has once again failed to pass.

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Related Topix: Bill Haslam, US Governors, School Vouchers

Dallas Morning News

Wendy Davis slams Greg Abbott's education plan, says he wants to test 4-year-olds

Democratic governor nominee Wendy Davis speaks to the Texas Retired Teachers Association at a convention at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel in Dallas on Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

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Related Topix: Dallas, TX, Standardized Testing, Family, Kids, Education Etc.

Sydney Morning Herald

'We're not getting out enough'

In the most wide-ranging survey of the nutrient to date, researchers found that levels of the vitamin varied wildly between seasons.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing

The Washington Post

Testing resistance movement exploding around country

This spring, the testing resistance movement has exploded across the nation. It will continue to grow as the testing season heads into the final stretch.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing

Myrtle Beach Online

Portion of U.S. 501 blocked for fatal vehicle crash in Conway

Horry County emergency authorities are investigating an early morning fatal vehicle crash on U.S. 501 at Cultra Road and El Bethel Road, according to officials.

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Related Topix: Conway, SC, Horry County, SC, Myrtle Beach, SC

Mon Apr 14, 2014

The Town Talk

Some La. lawmakers ask Gov. Jindal to shelve Common Core tests

Eight lawmakers asked Gov. Bobby Jindal on Monday to scrap plans to use tests associated with the Common Core education standards, a proposal that Jindal called 'a viable option' if the Legislature won't vote to jettison the tests.

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

The Washington Post

The big losers in NYC charter fight: students with disabilities

With big bucks from Wall Street supporters behind her, charter network operator Eva Moskowitz won a fight she started with New York Mayor Bill de Blasio over charter schools.

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Related Topix: Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, New York, NY, Michael Bloomberh

ThinkProgress

Lawmakers Want College Rankings To Reflect How Schools Are Handling Sexual Assault

A group of lawmakers is pressuring U.S. News & World Report to update its influential college ranking system to indicate which universities have come under fire for failing to adequately handle sexual assault cases on campus.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Jackie Speier, Democrat, Dartmouth College, Liberal Political News

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