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4 hrs ago | 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

4 hrs ago | 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

6 hrs ago | 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.


Related Topix: Terrorism, Prison

10 hrs ago |

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

13 hrs ago | 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

17 hrs ago | Politico

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

21 hrs ago | 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

Yesterday |

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

Business Journal

Pat Sullivan to receive lifetime achievement award for innovation

Longtime Arizona entrepreneur Pat Sullivan will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Governor's Celebration of Innovation event in November.


Related Topix: Standardized Testing

WHSV-TV Harrisonburg

Your Teen Needs More Sleep: AAP Recommends Later Start Times

America's adolescents are chronically sleep deprived. That's what the American Academy of Pediatrics is saying in a new policy statement it released online Aug. 25. "The research is clear that adolescents who get enough sleep have a reduced risk of being overweight or suffering depression, are less likely to be involved in automobile accidents and ... (more)


Related Topix: Pediatrics, Medicine, Standardized Testing, Education Etc., Lynchburg, VA

Deseret News

Non-Hispanic white students will be outnumbered in public schools

For the first time in American history, schools are in for a massive demographic shift.


Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Kids, Family


Back to School, and to Widening Inequality

American kids are getting ready to head back to school. But the schools they're heading back to differ dramatically by family income.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Standardized Testing, Education Etc., Bowie, MD, US News, Liberal Political News

Silicon Alley Insider

The Most-Viewed TED Talk Ever Reveals How American Schools Kill Creativity

So her mom brought her to a doctor to find out what was wrong, and he made a startling diagnosis.


Related Topix: Musical Theater, Family, Kids, Standardized Testing

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Park Record

Pediatricians' Rx for schools: Later start times

Delaying the start of the school day until at least 8:30 a.m. would help curb their lack of sleep, which has been linked with poor health, bad grades, car crashes and other problems, the American Academy of Pediatrics says in a new policy.


Related Topix: Pediatrics, Medicine, Education Etc., Standardized Testing, Fairfax County, VA, Park City, UT

WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

3 sentenced in 2012 robbery, murder of W&J College Football Player

Police say Timothy McNerney, a Washington & Jefferson College student and football player, was walking from a bar back to campus in October 2012 when he and a friend were attacked.


Related Topix: Washington & Jefferson College, Standardized Testing

St. Augustine Record

Scott wants review of tests and standards

Gov. Rick Scott on Monday will roll out a series of education proposals that touches on everything from high-stakes testing to the cost of college and represents a break from some of the signature moves put in place by former Gov. Jeb Bush.


Related Topix: Rick Scott, US Governors, Florida, Florida Government, Jeb Bush, Standardized Testing, Charlie Crist

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Tennessee to stay with test-based teachera

It was music to the ears of his biggest critics - U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, discussing standardized testing, sounded much like them as he Tennessee to stay with test-based teacher evaluations It was music to the ears of his biggest critics - U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, discussing standardized testing, sounded much like them as ... (more)


Related Topix: Standardized Testing

Business Journal

Here are the latest SAT scores for Massachusetts colleges and universities

Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are tops among Massachusetts colleges and universities in the SATs.


Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology