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1 hr ago | 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.


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

6 hrs ago | 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.


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

10 hrs ago | 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.


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.


Related Topix: Tennessee Government, Tennessee, Standardized Testing

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.


Related Topix: School Vouchers, Electronics, Dewhurst, Texas


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.


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.


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 ... (more)


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.


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.


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.


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."


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

The Washington Post

The consequences of a radical mindset on jihadist terror

In case you didn't have enough to worry about, there are signs that foreign fighters are joining up with the Islamic State : Douglas McAuthur McCain, of San Diego, California, was killed over the weekend fighting for the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham , according to the Free Syrian Army.

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Related Topix: Terrorism, Prison

Did Our High Schoolers Study Enough? How Did the Illinois Class of 2014 Score on the ACT?

Not only does a higher ACT score help a student have a better chance at getting into the college of his or her choice, a higher score indicates the student is more likely to be ready to take classes at that college.


Related Topix: Standardized Testing

The Daily Beast

25 Best High Schools in the West

We used six indicators culled from school surveys to compare public high schools in the U.S., with graduation and college acceptance rates weighed most heavily.


Related Topix: Standardized Testing


Jindal sues over Common Core

The move builds on legal action roiling in the Bayou State over the standards, and it isn't entirely surprising considering the rhetoric that 2016 presidential hopeful Jindal has used regarding the standards in recent months.


Related Topix: Bobby Jindal, US Governors, School Vouchers, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

The Washington Post

What new Common Core test scores really show

New York officials recently released the results of the state's 2014 Common Core State Standards-aligned exams.


Related Topix: Rockville Centre, NY, Education Etc., Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Queens, NY, New York, NY

Rep. Lipinski Accepting Service Academy Appliactions

Congressman Dan Lipinski is currently accepting nomination request letters from young men and women in the Third Congressional District who want to enter one of the U.S. Service Academies in 2015.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Daniel Lipinski, Standardized Testing

Tue Aug 26, 2014

KHQ-TV Spokane

New Standardized Tests Coming This Fall

Students in Idaho will be facing a new test this coming school year, the smart-balanced assessment.


Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Coeur d'Alene, ID, Education Etc.

WAPT-TV Jackson

Common Core: Part 2



Related Topix: Kids, Family, Standardized Testing