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2 hrs ago | Myrtle Beach Online

Second man dies in Murrells Inlet fire

Horry County Fire/Rescue and Murrells Inlet-Garden City Fire Department personnel investigate the scene of a reported fatal house fire Sunday morning at 215 B. Calhoun Drive in Garden City Beach.


Related Topix: Obituaries

3 hrs ago | Chicago Sun-Times

Ex-head of suburban religious organization denies sex harassment

The former head of a controversial Oak Brook-based religious and home-schooling organization, who resigned in March following allegations he sexually harassed teen girls, is denying any inappropriate sexual behavior.


Related Topix: Home Schooling

8 hrs ago | Anchorage Daily News

No rush job in reconciling House, Senate education bills, says committee chairman

The Legislature's free conference committee opened for business Tuesday morning with the goal of merging the House and Senate education bills into a single version that could pass both bodies.


Related Topix: Anchorage, AK, Wasilla, AK, Home Schooling, Juneau, AK

9 hrs ago | KHOU-TV Houston

Backers, opponents of Michigan ban react to ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court decision Tuesday upholding the state's ban on racial preference in college admissions comes as the University of Michigan has been taking steps to reach out to minorities and make them feel welcome on campus.


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

10 hrs ago | Detroit News

Activists to ask U-M to drop 'discriminatory' ACT, SAT scores from admissions

Jose Alvarenga, national organizer of By Any Means Necessary , and other BAMN members protest the Supreme Court's decision Tuesday on the University of Michigan campus.


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

13 hrs ago | GhanaWeb

Ghana's exam-centered education must change - Prof. Baah

A Lecturer and Head of Political Science Department of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology says Ghana's educational system which solely assesses students based on examination scores is not the best.


Related Topix: Wesleyan University, Standardized Testing

17 hrs ago |

Cobb Schools Score Higher Than 2013 State Averages For College and Career Readiness

From the Cobb County School District Scores for Cobb County Schools on the 2013 College and Career Ready Performance Index topped average scores for Georgia schools at all three levels - elementary, middle and high.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Cobb County, GA, Georgia, Cobb, GA, Standardized Testing

21 hrs ago |

Muscogee school board approves region chiefs, pre-K consolidation

The Muscogee County School Board on Monday night unanimously approved superintendent David Lewis' recommendation to appoint three educators as the district's regional chiefs.


Related Topix: Muscogee County, GA, Columbus, GA, Standardized Testing

Mon Apr 21, 2014

The Times

Notes from the Louisiana Legislature's regular session

Senators on the budget-writing committee Monday questioned the costs and implications of a push by some lawmakers and Gov. Bobby Jindal to shelve Louisiana's use of the Common Core education standards and associated testing.


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

The Miami Herald

Dual-credit college courses now cheaper in SD

Even though they haven't graduated from high school yet, twin sisters Samantha and Mackenzie Reynolds have a year of college under their belts.


Related Topix: Rapid City, SD, Education Etc., US Governors, Dennis Daugaard, Standardized Testing, University of South Dakota


Missouri lawmakers debate Bright Flight changes

Missouri lawmakers have only a few weeks to decide whether to expand a college scholarship for top students in an effort to employ them in the state after graduation.


Related Topix: Missouri, Standardized Testing, Jay Nixon, US Governors


Glitches prompt suspension of Oklahoma tests again

For the second consecutive year, standardized testing for Oklahoma students has been disrupted, prompting the state superintendent to suspend all online testing for the day.


Related Topix: Standardized Testing

Recent editorials published in Nebraska newspapers

Sluggish economy. Anemic job growth. Weakened global stature. Health care reform nightmares.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Steve King, Standardized Testing, Opinion

Go Local

College Admissions: Will The New SAT Be Easier? Not Likely

Wednesday, the Collegeboard released more details and sample questions for the new SAT that is currently in development.


Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Mathematics, Science

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Myrtle Beach Online

Kuchara s improbable bunker shot nets him a tartan jacket at RBC Heritage

He stormed up the leaderboard in the 46th RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links with birdies on seven of the first 11 holes to take a lead at 11 under, and held a one-shot edge over Luke Donald with two holes to play.


Related Topix: More Sports, Golf, PGA Golf, Matt Kuchar, Golfers, Luke Donald

Is the new SAT geared to mimic the ACT?

Essay optional. No penalties for wrong answers. The SAT exam is undergoing sweeping revisions.


Related Topix: Standardized Testing

Greenwich Citizen

Brand names in NY standardized tests vex parents

In this June 21, 2013 file photo, Nike Shox running shoes are displayed in Tampa, Fla.


Related Topix: Standardized Testing

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.


Related Topix: Standardized Testing

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."


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

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.


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