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1 hr ago | National Public Radio

Brand Names In NY Standardized Tests Vex Parents

"Just Do It" has been a familiar Nike slogan for years, but now parents are wondering what it was doing on some of New York's Common Core standardized English tests.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing

5 hrs ago | The Washington Post

A defense of public education against a the wolves of Wall Streeta

Jordan Belfort is an over-the-top swindler with no off switch in Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street."

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Related Topix: The Wolf of Wall Street, Books, Wolf of Wall Street, Celebrities, Leonardo DiCaprio, Austin, TX, Standardized Testing

9 hrs ago | Asbury Park Press

Lessons to fix Asbury Park schools

At Robert Treat Academy Charter School in Newark, poverty, single parent homes and neighborhood crime are no excuse for poor academic performance.

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Related Topix: Asbury Park, NJ, Newark, NJ, 9, Standardized Testing, Rutgers University

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Detroit News

Column: U-M race fight riles Gratz

Jennifer Gratz bristled when reports last week compared her University of Michigan fight with that of a young woman's from Detroit.

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Related Topix: US Supreme Court, US News, Standardized Testing, Opinion

The Daily Beast

We Need More Class TraitorsBy Jedediah Purdy

Americans tell themselves that anything is possible when it comes to self-improvement, obscuring the truth that the privileged benefit from parental investment, strategic behavior, and simple capture of the institutions, like corporate boards, that hand out the money.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing

The Beaumont Enterprise

State not finished with El Paso cheating scandal

This undated handout photo provided by the El Paso County Sheriff's Office on Aug. 1, 2011 shows Lorenzo Garcia.

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Related Topix: El Paso, TX, El Paso County, TX, Life, Holidays, Lughnasadh, Standardized Testing

Thenew995fm.com

Louisiana Legislative Session Reaches Midpoint

Louisiana lawmakers are entering the second half of their three-month regular legislative session, which must end by June 2. BUDGET: Gov. Bobby Jindal proposed a $25 billion budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year that begins July 1. It would put new dollars into education, health care and state worker pay raises.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, Healthcare Law, Law, US Governors, Standardized Testing, Tulane University

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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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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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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Related Topix: Standardized Testing

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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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

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