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3 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Superlawyer eyes education through a civil rights lens

David Boies, the superlawyer who chairs a group that is trying to overturn teacher tenure laws in New York and elsewhere, said Monday that his organization is not looking to take the issue to the U.S. Supreme Court - at least not in the short run. Boies, who helped lead the legal team that won a Supreme Court victory allowing same-sex marriages to resume in California, said his organization is focused on challenging tenure in state courts.


Related Topix: US Supreme Court, US News, Gay/Lesbian, US Governors, Jerry Brown

8 hrs ago | The Washington Post

A warning to U.S. about a educational authoritarianisma -- from a Chinese scholar

Yong Zhao is a respected education scholar who has been a fierce critic of high-stakes standardized testing, both in China and the United States. Zhao, the presidential chair and director of the Institute for Global and Online Education in the University of Oregon's College of Education, has written a new book entited " Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Dragon: Why China Has the Best Education System in the World " that my colleague, Post education writer Jay Mathews, said in a column was "the best I have ever read on Chinese schools.


Related Topix: Prison, Standardized Testing, University of Oregon, Education Etc., Texas

12 hrs ago | KHGI


The extremist-held Iraqi city of Mosul is set to usher in a new school year. But unlike years past, there will be no art or music.


Related Topix: Middle East, Iraq, World News, Home Schooling,

12 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Islamic State group issues new curriculum in Iraq

In this Sunday, June 22, 2014 file photo, a fighter from the militant group who refer to themselves as the Islamic State, distributes a copy of the Quran, Islam's holy book, to a driver in Mosul, 225 miles northwest of Baghdad, Iraq. The extremist-held Iraqi city of Mosul is set to usher in a new school year.


Related Topix: Middle East, Iraq, World News, Home Schooling

12 hrs ago | Cambridge Evening News

Addenbrookea s Charitable Trust launches new breast cancer campaign

People are being urged to dust off their coffee cups, get creative in the kitchen and hold an afternoon tea party to help raise A 70,000 for breast cancer treatment, care and research at Addenbrooke's. This year, Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust , the dedicated charity for Addenbrooke's and the Rosie, is relaunching its appeal to beat breast cancer and is hoping to raise A 70,000 for a new ultrasound scanner and vital research into breast medicine at the Cambridge Breast Unit at Addenbrooke's.


Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Breast Cancer, Standardized Testing, Cake, Baked Goods, Life, Dessert, Food

13 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Family of Arizona shooting range instructor killed by young girl urge her to move forward

A screen capture provided by Mohave County showing firing-range instructor Charles Vacca, 39, as he shows the 9-year-old girl how to fire the Uzi shortly before he was killed. The children of the Arizona shooting range instructor who was accidentally shot and killed by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi have released a message for her, urging the young girl to find peace and move forward with her life.


Related Topix: Violent Crime

14 hrs ago |

Bad data or why you can't trust scores reported by test-optional colleges

Along with data collected by the federal government via IPEDS , information compiled by the Common Data Set pretty much forms the basis for metrics used to power the college ranking industry. These same numbers and statistics populate any number of guides, websites, and search engines sold to college-bound students and their families who have come to rely on them for making decisions related to "fit" and likelihood of admission.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Internet, Standardized Testing

18 hrs ago | Politico

Under GOP, education plan could stall

Sen. Lamar Alexander has a plan to overhaul the education system if he becomes chairman of the Senate's education committee next year, starting with rewriting the divisive No Child Left Behind act and moving to create more school vouchers and deregulate higher education soon after. Alexander is bound to hit roadblocks even if Republicans take the Senate in November and he takes the helm of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, regardless of his skills as a lawmaker or eagerness to foster cooperation in the Senate.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Lamar Alexander, US Senate, Republican, School Vouchers, Senator Rand Paul, Senator Al Franken, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Democrat

20 hrs ago | Medical News Today

Researchers use breast milk to show a correlation between dietary fats and academic success

You are what you eat, the saying goes, and now a study conducted by researchers at UC Santa Barbara and the University of Pittsburgh suggests that the oft-repeated adage applies not just to physical health but to brain power as well. In a paper published in the early online edition of the journal Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids , the researchers compared the fatty acid profiles of breast milk from women in over two dozen countries with how well children from those same countries performed on academic tests.


Related Topix: UC Santa Barbara, University of Pittsburgh, Supplement, DHA, Life, Food, Vegetables, LA, Standardized Testing

21 hrs ago | Journal

CHS buoyed by - very good' ACT scores

Cathedral High School starts the new school year buoyed by high ACT scores, a new principal, a number of new staff, and several initiatives to further improve the curriculum, school climate and facilities. Among other things, St. Anthony Elementary reports the addition of an after-school care program, a new Home and School Association, curriculum and facility updates, and initiatives to further strengthen Catholic identity, healthy lifestyles, instructional technology, and the individualization of instruction.


Related Topix: Standardized Testing, St. Anthony, MN, Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Shelly, MN

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Wall St. Cheat Sheet

10 Years Later: 4 Gadgets That Left TI-84s in the Past

Ten years ago consumers were still reading paper books instead of eBooks on Kindles and other eReaders. Ten years ago consumers were still thinking of smartwatches as a science fiction device on their favorite TV show.


Related Topix: Standardized Testing

The GMAT Club Journal

MBA Admissions Tip: Dealing with a Low GPA

Explaining a low GPA can be difficult and it requires you to examine your GPA's trend. Consider the following scenarios: a Scenario A - 3.0 GPA, upward trend - You goofed off for your first few semesters and didn't weigh the consequences.


Related Topix: Standardized Testing

Jacksonville Daily News

Home-school fair links students, resources

Local school representatives gathered at the Onslow County Public Library this week to learn more about teaching in the household.


Related Topix: Libraries, Onslow County, NC, Home Schooling, Jacksonville, NC

The Raw Story

Tucker Carlson suspects school indoctrination plot because children...

Fox News host Tucker Carlson asserted over the weekend that American teachers were assigning less homework because they were lazy union members and wanted to hide the curriculum from parents. During the Sunday edition of Fox & Friends , Carlson noted that many schools had argued that students should spend time in the evenings with their families.


Related Topix: Kids, Family, Standardized Testing

Xenia Daily Gazette

New report cards show link between poverty, student performance

Analysis of the Ohio School Report Cards released Friday shows poverty continues to be a driving factor in student performance at school districts across the state. The analysis was conducted by Howard B. Fleeter, a consultant with the Education Tax Policy Institute , on behalf of the Ohio School Boards Association , Ohio Association of School Business Officials and Buckeye Association of School Administrators .


Related Topix: Education Etc., Ohio, Standardized Testing

Sat Sep 13, 2014


Wisconsin: Walker, Burke have clear contrasts on education

Some of the starkest differences in the platforms of Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke concern education policies such as Wisconsin's nascent statewide school voucher program and the Common Core academic standards. Walker, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, faces Burke, a Madison school board member, on Nov. 4. The past three Marquette University Law School polls, including one released Aug. 27, showed the race to be nearly even with only about 5 percent of registered voters undecided.


Related Topix: Wisconsin, Scott Walker, US Governors, School Vouchers, Marquette University, University of Wisconsin Madison, Milwaukee, WI

Myrtle Beach Online

Retrial in Myrtle Beach police officera s killing set to begin Monday

The marker for slain Myrtle Beach Police Office, Joseph "Joe" McGarry is on one side of the new Fallen Officer Memorial Fountain near the Myrtle Beach Police Department. 12:30 a.m. Dec. 29, 2002: Joe McGarry, 28, stopped a man in the parking lot of Dunkin Donuts on North Kings Highway to question him.


Related Topix: Obituaries


More Than Half Of Parents In Favor Of School Choice | Kevin Glass

White House: We Aren't Going to Get Into What The "Legal, Academic Definition of War" With ISIS May Be School choice programs are a flashpoint in a few elections this year; Dan discussed a poll about Wisconsin's school choice program playing a major role in Scott Walker's re-election push. Another recent poll finds that most parents are in favor of some kind of school voucher program.


Related Topix: School Vouchers

The Washington Post

Former education secretary Bill Bennett paid to praise Common Core to conservatives

Bill Bennett, who was education secretary under President Ronald Reagan, just published an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal : "The Conservative Case for Common Core," with the subhead: Federal intrusion and misleading rumors do a disservice to an effort that started in the states. The piece begins with Bennett saying he has been "following the national debate" over the Common Core state standards, and continues with a smack at the Obama administration for its involvement and then tries to explain why conservatives should support the Core.


Related Topix: Bobby Jindal, US Governors, Arts, Literature

San Mateo Daily Journal

Applying oneself

Coinciding with the onslaught of their last year of high school, members of the class of 2015 are faced with one of the most dreaded parts of adolescence - applying to colleges. From the beginning of the academic school year until May 1, seniors will be writing and rewriting essays, searching for teachers to put a good word in for them through letters of recommendation and dealing with their egos after receiving letters of acceptance and rejection from colleges.


Related Topix: Standardized Testing