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7 min ago | Newsday

LI high schools boost AP course offerings despite tight budgets

College-level courses in subjects ranging from calculus and physics to film and dance are expanding in high schools across Long Island, despite enrollment declines and financial strains that have led to cutbacks in other programs, a Newsday analysis finds.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing

3 hrs ago | Estes Park Trail-Gazette

Colorado schools finding ways to bring digital devices into classrooms

With help from headphones and an iPad, 10-year-old William Grijalvas stays tuned in to Mathis Santella's fourth-grade math class at Ashley Elementary School in Denver.

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Related Topix: Colorado, Douglas County, CO, Family, Kids, Adams County, CO, Standardized Testing, Education Etc.

7 hrs ago | Patch.com

Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School No. 80 On 'Newsweek' National High Schools List

Newsweek has announced its rankings of more than 700 public, private, charter and magnet schools across the country, and Rumson-Fair Haven High School comes in at Number 80. Newsweek used six indicators for its ranking methodology, its Daily Beast website said, including graduation and college acceptance rates; college-level courses and exams; ... (more)

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Related Topix: Haven, KS, Standardized Testing

11 hrs ago | JD Journal

Florida Lawsuit Filed Over Private School Vouchers

Summary : A lawsuit has been filed in Florida alleging that a state funded voucher program, which provides scholarships to private schools, is unconstitutional.

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Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, School Vouchers, US Governors, Rick Scott

14 hrs ago | Sedalia Democrat

Sedalia 200 on par statewide

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released its 2014 Annual Performance Reports this week, and while the Sedalia School District 200 received fewer points than in 2013, district officials said the slight drop was expected.

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Related Topix: Missouri, Education Etc., Standardized Testing

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Patch.com

'Newsweek' Ranks Bergen County Academies No. 81 Nationally

The 2014-15 school year hasn't even begun, but it's already a success for Northern Valley Regional High School.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing

St. Petersburg Times

Editorial: Federal education enforcers out of line

Duncan said Thursday that states can apply for extra time before they use student test scores to judge teachers' performance.

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Related Topix: George Bush, W., Florida, Florida Government, Washington DC, Standardized Testing, Opinion

The Washington Post

Ex-GWU president faces uproar over sex assault remark

The former president of George Washington University , who declared this week that women should be "trained not to drink in excess" so they can "be in a position to punch the guys in the nose if they misbehave," said Friday he did not mean to imply that drunken women should be blamed if they are raped.

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Related Topix: George Washington University

The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW)

Best educational apps for high school students

It's that time of the year again when parents, teachers and students start heading back to school.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iTunes U, iPhone App, iBooks, iPhone, Standardized Testing

Deseret News

Why Zzz's get degrees: The case for later school start times

Sleep deprivation has become so prevalent around the nation that many think an extra hour or two of sleep will improve grades.

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Related Topix: Sleep, Medicine, Health, Pediatrics, Standardized Testing

WBOC-TV Salisbury

Decision Looming for Struggling Charter School

State education officials are getting closer to a final decision on the fate of a struggling charter school that serves mostly low-income black children in Wilmington.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Windsor Beacon

GOP senators in Tenn. target 'revisionist' AP history

Advanced Placement U.S. History could become a new education battleground in Tennessee after a pair of Republican state senators alleged the course leaves out key founding fathers, principles of the Declaration of Independence and iconic American figures.

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Related Topix: Tennessee Government, Tennessee, Standardized Testing

Star-Telegram.com

Stage is set for a fight on private school vouchers

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, defeated by state Sen. Dan Patrick of Houston in his Republican primary bid for a fourth term, has handed his nemesis a nicely wrapped gift for the November general election campaign.

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Related Topix: School Vouchers, Electronics, Dewhurst, Texas

SFGate

Florida teachers union, others sue voucher program

Saying it has reached a "tipping point," Florida's teacher union along with other groups filed a lawsuit Thursday aimed at ending one of the nation's largest private school voucher programs.

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Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, School Vouchers, Leon County, FL, Rick Scott, US Governors

Dallas Morning News

Judge again declares Texas' 'Robin Hood' school finance system unconstitutional

A judge declared Texas' school finance system unconstitutional again Thursday, finding that even though the Legislature pumped an extra $3 billion-plus into classrooms last summer the state still fails to provide adequate funding or distribute it fairly among school districts in wealthy and poor areas.

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Related Topix: Texas, Education Etc., Standardized Testing

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Lee County opts out of Common Core

With a 3-2 vote on Wednesday night, the Lee County school district became the first in Florida to opt out of Common Core testing Lee County opts out of Common Core With a 3-2 vote on Wednesday night, the Lee County school district became the first in Florida to opt out of Common Core testing Check out this story on wtsp.com: ... (more)

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Related Topix: Lee County, FL, Florida, Education Etc., Fort Myers, FL, Standardized Testing

This is Local London

Orpington mum explains how home education has helped her children see A Level and GCSE success

After Krishna Shiatis' three children saw success in their A Levels and GCSEs , with her two boys getting some qualifications far earlier than most, Josh Barrie finds out more about the home education that has helped them achieve.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Home Schooling

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Possible effects of Lee schools opting out of testing

The Lee County School District now waits to hear from Tallahassee on the effects of the school board's historic vote Wednesday night to opt out of standardized testing.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Standardized Testing

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Floyd County Times

Are elementary school start times too early for young children?

It's rarely easy to get a child out of bed, dressed, fed and off to school, especially when it's still dark outside.

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Related Topix: University of Kentucky, Psychology, Science, Standardized Testing

The Robesonian

Vouchers not about helping poor kids

After Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood understandably ruled last week that the sketchy unaccountable private school voucher scheme created by the 2013 General Assembly was unconstitutional, voucher supporters responded almost in unison with a single talking point, that somehow the judge had "trapped underprivileged children in failing schools."

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Healthcare Law, Law, Hobgood, NC, School Vouchers, Education Etc., Tax, Opinion

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