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1 hr ago | Sunherald.com

ACT scores by 2014 Miss. high school grads edge up

Mississippi's 2014 high school graduates made an average composite score of 19 on the test, ticking up from 18.9 last year.

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Related Topix: Mississippi Government, Mississippi, Standardized Testing

Behind The Killcams - 2 PIECE HITMARKER

This Little Kid Is DEVASTATED When His Dad "Steals" His Ear and Nose

This Woman Looks Like She's Wearing Makeup. She's Not.

Critics Slam 'Ice Bucket Challenge' as 'Slacktivism' and 'Stunt Philanthropy'

2 hrs ago | WMTV Madison

Wisconsin retains number 2 spot on ACT test

The state's high school seniors scored an average composite of 22.2 out of a possible 36, ranking Wisconsin behind Minnesota.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing

5 hrs ago | KFVS12

Illinois schools see modest gains on ACT scores

The Illinois State Board of Education says Illinois' high school graduating class of 2014 earned a composite score of 20.7 on the ACT.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing

6 hrs ago | KSWO

40 percent of Texas graduates took ACT

A report from the organization that produces the ACT college entrance exam says about 40 percent of Texas' graduating class this year took the test.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Christian Science Monitor

Taylor Swift: Here are the details of her new album announcement

The singer recently released a new single, "Shake It Off," and announced that her new album, titled "1989" , will be released on Oct. 27. The new work will be her "first documented, official pop album," Swift said to fans during a Yahoo live stream on Aug. 18, according to USA Today .

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Pop/Rock, Taylor Swift, Country, Hot Chicks

Westport News

The controversial state Department of Education commissioner who led Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's school reform effort is stepping down just as Malloy's re-election campaign gears up for November.

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Related Topix: Connecticut, Connecticut Government, Fairfield, CT, Standardized Testing, Yale University

Christian Science Monitor

Grandmother unintentionally shoots 7-year-old grandson: Need for caregiver gun safety?

A 22-caliber revolver fired at a pistol range in Keene, N.H. A grandmother in Florida fired a similar firearm at her grandson, mistaking him for an intruder.

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Related Topix: Keene, NH

WLBT-TV Jackson

Fitness may boost kids' brainpower

Exercise and brainpower in children may not seem closely related, but a small new study hints that fitness may supercharge kids' minds.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, Standardized Testing, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, North Carolina

The Island Packet

Chris Erskine: Dear Schools, Let the kids have August

We test them almost to death, we make them play sports till their arms fall off and their knees implode.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Life, Baked Goods, Food, Bread, Standardized Testing

News Observer

NC judge weighs legality of school vouchers plan

Wake County Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood hears arguments on the issue on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: School Vouchers, Hobgood, NC

Mon Aug 18, 2014

SFGate

Judge hears arguments in Common Core lawsuit

A state judge heard arguments Monday from lawyers for teachers and parents who support the Common Core education standards and want Gov. Bobby Jindal 's actions against the multi-state standards invalidated.

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

The Daily Star

Blanket pass for exams will have little impact: universities

BEIRUT: Education Minister Elias Bou Saab's decision to issue passing certificates to all students would likely have a negligible effect on grade 9 and 12 students, Lebanese universities and school representatives said Monday.

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Related Topix: World News, Middle East, Lebanon, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, American University, Standardized Testing

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Basset hound gets bogus diploma from online academyBasset hound gets...

It claimed to provide official and accredited high school diplomas, but the online Lincoln Academy was fraudulent and bogus according to court pleadings filed by the Texas Attorney General Office.

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Related Topix: Home Schooling, East Houston, TX

Myrtle Beach Online

Body of Marine's missing wife found in mine shaft

This undated file photo provided by the San Bernardino County, Calif., Sheriff's Department shows Erin Corwin.

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Related Topix: San Bernardino County, CA, US Military, US Marine Corps, Twentynine Palms, CA

Myrtle Beach Online

Horry County residents complain of trash amid county's $333K - attack' on trash

"You name it, we get it," Fulmer said of living along S.C. 90 near Horry County's landfill.

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Related Topix: Horry County, SC

Ukiah Blog Live

We Don't Need No Education

At least not of the traditional, compulsory, watch-the-clock-until-the-bell-rings kind.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Kids, Family

The Washington Post

Whata s the real purpose of educational benchmarking?

"Benchmarking" is a word that is now everywhere in the world of education. There's even a Center on International Education Benchmarking , a program of the National Center on Education and the Economy , which over 20 years has benchmarked the education systems of more than 20 countries in what is said to be an effort to find out what works and what ... (more)

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Related Topix: Boston College

Myrtle Beach Online

Tommy Lee Jones to attend Santa Fe film festival

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that Jones will attend a screening of "The Homesman" at the October festival.

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Related Topix: New Mexico

Medical News

Risky situations increase anxiety for women but not for men

Risky situations increase anxiety for women but not for men, leading women to perform worse under these circumstances, finds a study to be presented at the 109th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association.

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Related Topix: Stanford University, Standardized Testing, Health

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Courier News

At Middletown school, a fight over genderAt Middletown school, a...

At Middletown school, a fight over gender A transgendered teen is told she can't come back to school as a girl.

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Related Topix: Transgender, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Education Etc., Asbury Park, NJ, Standardized Testing

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