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17-year-old aspiring police officer looking for Forever Family

LAWMAKERS WANT TO ACT THIS WEEK BEFORE CONGRESS ADJOURNS FOR ITS ANNUAL AUGUST RECESS.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

Parents frustrated over state fight surrounding Common Core

Parents listened to speakers provide information on the Common Core plan Tuesday night at First United Methodist Church.

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

Myrtle Beach Online

Arizona Cardinal John Abraham charged with DUI

Brookhaven police say the 36-year-old Abraham was driving a car that had stopped in the road's center lane the afternoon of June 29. Police say Abraham smelled of alcohol and failed voluntary sobriety tests - including reciting a portion of the alphabet.

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Related Topix: Sports, John Abraham, NFL Football, NFL Players, Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons

Philly.com

Temple to make test scores optional for admission

In an effort to cultivate talented students who don't test well, Temple University says it will become the first national public research university in the Northeast to make standardized test scores optional for admission.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Temple University, Education Etc., Saint Joseph's University

Myrtle Beach Online

Horry County staff identifies best site for possible shooting range

Horry County staff members identified a nearly 1,200-acre tract of land off S.C. 90 as its top location for a shooting range if Horry County officials opt to open one.

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

Myrtle Beach Online

Issac Bailey blog | Since 9/11, which has killed more Americans, terrorists or bathtubs?

Many people, for a variety of reasons, feel more at ease when they are scared and see more of the negative in the world than the positive.

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Salisbury Journal

Ofsted criticises academy chain

Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw has been calling for the schools watchdog to be given explicit powers to inspect academy chains Another academy chain has been heavily criticised by Ofsted after inspectors found that a number of its schools are failing to give pupils a decent education.

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Phillymag.com

Temple to Make SAT Scores Optional for Admission

"In an effort to cultivate talented students who don't test well, Temple University says it will become the first national public research university in the Northeast to make standardized test scores optional for admission," the Inquirer reports.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Temple University

Mon Jul 28, 2014

WISN-TV

Former New Berlin Eisenhower teacher accused of stealing school computers

CARD THESE ARE TARGETING ARE SIMILAR TO WIRE TRANSFERS AND ARE NOT TRACEABLE. A YOUNG ENGLISH TEACHER CHARGED TODAY WITH STEALING SEVERAL LAPTOPS FROM HER SCHOOL.

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Christian Science Monitor

Sabina Altynbekova: A volleyball star making beautiful choices

An image from Sabina Altynbekova's Instagram account. The 17-year-old volleyball player is hounded about her looks, that they might be too good for her team.

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The Daily Caller

'Badass Teachers' Go BATs In Washington Protest

The Badass Teachers Association , a stridently left-wing group of public school teachers, gathered in Washington, D.C. on Monday to demonstrate outside the Department of Education.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, US News, Conservative Political News

Seeking Alpha

New Oriental Education: How Temporary Is The Weakness?

Despite Beating Analyst Expectations, New Oriental Offered Weak Guidance For FY2015, And Will Wait A Few Weeks Before Giving Guidance For Q2, Q3 and Q4.

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Related Topix: Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Family, Standardized Testing, Kids

Examiner.com

Substitute Teachers Are In Demand

In the state of Florida school will be starting in about three weeks. The classrooms have been painted and cleaned.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Standardized Testing, Tampa, FL

The Washington Post

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An outbreak of buyer's remorse. "According to the [CNN] poll, if the 2012 election were somehow held again, Romney would capture 53% of the popular vote, with the President at 44%.

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Related Topix: US News, Bill Clinton, History in the News, Israel, World News, Middle East, Hillary Clinton, US Politics

Brandon Sun

Obama practically weepy over daughter Malia leaving White House in 2 years to attend college

President Barack Obama is practically weepy at the thought of his daughter Malia going off to college, a milestone many months away that is already on his mind.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Santa Clara County, CA, Palo Alto, CA, Standardized Testing, Michelle Obama

Sun Jul 27, 2014

TheAlternativePress.com

Essex County Freeholders Honor the New Jersey Afro Academic,...

Nia Pierce from East Orange wowed the audience with the performance that placed her as Gold Medalist for Music Instrumental Contemporary on the harp.

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Related Topix: Freehold, NJ, New Jersey, Essex County, NJ, Orange, NJ, East Orange, NJ, Standardized Testing

The Virginian-Pilot

New ECSU administrator targets declining enrollment

Myron Burney has the job of recruiting students to Elizabeth City State University, where undergraduate enrollment has declined steadily over the last four years and could drop under 2,000 this fall.

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Related Topix: Elizabeth City State University, Standardized Testing, Morehouse College

Daily Kos

National Education Association's Lily Eskelsen Garcia on teaching, testing, and fighting back

Both major teachers unions, the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers, have been moving toward a more confrontational response to the push, from Democrats as well as Republicans, for public education to be more and more dominated by standardized testing.

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Related Topix: US News, Standardized Testing, Family, Kids, Liberal Political News

Myrtle Beach Online

Lofty goals for new Florida Polytechnic University

With trappings that include a $60 million Innovation, Science and Technology building designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, it is the perfect symbol of a university built with the Silicon Valley-type industry in mind.

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NBC12

Education Editorial: Standardized tests and cheating

In Fulton County, Georgia, Atlanta, thirty-five educators, including the former superintendent, were indicted for a cheating conspiracy that covered nearly sixty schools.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Fulton County, GA, Education Etc., Opinion

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