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53 min ago | CIO

Broadband and the Future of Learning

America's schools have gotten wired. Virtually every school and library in the U.S. is now online, thanks in part to the federal E-Rate program, which has been providing subsidies for Internet connections since 1997.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Internet, Science / Technology

53 min ago | The Winnipeg Free Press

Students lament learning time wasted as strike shutters B.C. public schools

Queena Zeng anticipated her final year of high school would be fairly stressful, packed with SAT cram sessions and the nerve-racking wait for university acceptance letters.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing

4 hrs ago | SFGate

Superintendent to board: Cancel testing 'opt-out'

We have re-imagined our design in a bold new way. Before we roll it out for everyone, we are giving select readers an opportunity to try out the new design.

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

4 hrs ago | SFGate

Home schooling thriving in central Indiana

One southside home-school group has 200 children participating this fall, reflecting an increase in home schooling over the past several years.

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Related Topix: Home Schooling, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Johnson County, IN, Greenwood, IN, Purdue University

4 hrs ago | News Talk Florida

Florida: 5 Things To Know For September 2

Lee County schools Superintendent Nancy Graham will make the request at a board meeting Tuesday in Fort Myers.

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Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, Fort Myers, FL, Lee County, FL, Standardized Testing

6 hrs ago | ThinkProgress

A Free Public School Education Still Costs A Ton

As students go back to school, public school parents don't have to worry about tuition.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Standardized Testing, US News, Liberal Political News

10 hrs ago | The Republic

Home schooling thriving in central Indiana

One southside home-school group has 200 children participating this fall, reflecting an increase in home schooling over the past several years.

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Related Topix: Home Schooling, Indiana, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Johnson County, IN, Greenwood, IN, Purdue University

14 hrs ago | News Talk Florida

Florida: 5 Things To Know For September 2

Lee County schools Superintendent Nancy Graham will make the request at a board meeting Tuesday in Fort Myers.

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Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, Fort Myers, FL, Lee County, FL, Standardized Testing

18 hrs ago | Norwalk Citizen News

Superintendent to board: Cancel testing 'opt-out'

The superintendent of a Florida school district that voted to opt-out of state standardized testing will ask the board to rescind its decision.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Standardized Testing

Mon Sep 01, 2014

Asbury Park Press

Study: Unhappy teachers cost NJ between $28M and $61M

Study: Unhappy teachers cost NJ between $28M and $61M Disrespect and workload burdens blamed for burnout.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Red Bank, NJ, University of Pennsylvania

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Parents list their own opt out solutions

Lee County School board members have been under fire for passing a vote to opt the district out of state mandated tests.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing

SFGate

Missouri ballot features teacher evaluation change

Missouri voters are likely to hear a lot about good teachers and local control in the coming months, as a costly campaign unfolds over a ballot proposal that would link teachers' salaries and jobs to the performance of their students.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Standardized Testing

The Washington Post

Modi goes to Japan, takes an indirect swipe at China

The bonhomie between Modi and his "old friend" Shinzo Abe, the Japanese prime minister, was evident during his five-day visit that began Saturday.

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Related Topix: World News, India, Asia, Travel, Asia Travel, Beijing, China Travel, China Travel, Manmohan Singh

Examiner.com

Tourism continues to trump education

VHTA spends thousands of dollars each year lobbying the legislature and the governor's office to keep Virginia's students from getting back to school too early.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Labor Day, Fairfax County, VA, us Travel, Travel, Education Etc., Standardized Testing

The Globe and Mail

You set your kid up for failure? Nice work

All too soon, it's that time of year again. Tomorrow, children go back to school across the country.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Standardized Testing

Sun Aug 31, 2014

The News-Star

High school ag teachers in short supplyHigh school ag teachers in...

High school ag teachers in short supply Schools are increasingly unable to hire as many agriculture teachers as they need.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Education Etc., Standardized Testing

South China Morning Post

SAT test accused of trying to impose American values on Chinese students

Chinese students have shown an insatiable appetite for attending US colleges - last year alone, more than 235,000 were enrolled at American institutions of higher education.

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Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Standardized Testing, Prison

KFVS12

Study: Early school start times hinder students

As kids all across the country once again set their alarms for back-to-school wake-up calls, one group of doctors says if those students don't snooze, they could lose.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Sleep, Medicine, Health, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Standardized Testing

New York Post

Do top-tier educations lead mainly to wealthy depressives?

Today's top colleges are so selective that incoming students' resumes burst with seven or eight AP courses and nine or 10 extracurriculars.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Standardized Testing

SFGate

What's happening to Common Core in NC?

The General Assembly passed a law this summer that opponents of Common Core hope will derail its use in North Carolina's public schools.

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Related Topix: Pat McCrory, US Governors, Standardized Testing

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