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2 hrs ago | GPB.org

The New SAT: Less Vocabulary, More Linear Equations

SAT test preparation books on a bookstore shelf in New York City. The College Board has announced changes in the college entrance exam.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Family, Teenagers

6 hrs ago | ABC News

Nevada Probe Detects Cheating on Standardized Test

At least one adult altered the answer sheets on standardized tests at a Las Vegas elementary school, leading to skyrocketing scores from one year to the next, an investigation by the Nevada Department of Education concluded.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Las Vegas, NV

8 hrs ago | MLive.com

Meet Grand Blanc High School's four National Merit Scholarship finalists

Grand Blanc High School has four students who are National Merit Scholarship finalists - the most the school has had in the last few years.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education Etc., University of Central Florida, Brown University

13 hrs ago | Myrtle Beach Online

Strand Notebook | Award-winning dog groomer from Conway uses white poodles as her blank canvas

Dog groomer Adriane Pope stands with J.J., her poodle that she groomed in a Disney movie theme for a creative grooming competition driane Pope has been getting a great deal of attention for the unique works of art that she creates on her white standard poodles.

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Related Topix: Conway, SC, Myrtle Beach, SC

17 hrs ago | MarketWatch

Quiz: Can you handle the new SAT?

The SAT will undergo an overhaul in 2016 - and on Wednesday parents and students get their first look at a slew of sample questions and more specifics on the new test.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing

21 hrs ago | National Public Radio

College Board Provides A glimpse Of New SAT

Anxious students - not to mention their parents - can get a heads-up for how the redesigned SAT might look in two years.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing

Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Daily Advertiser

Lafayette schools to add thousands of computers for testing

District officials have also proposed a 25-cent meal price increase. Guidry said there has not been a price increase since 2008.

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Related Topix: Computers, Lafayette, LA, Standardized Testing

The Leaf-Chronicle

In Tenn., school voucher bill fails for session

Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to create a program that gives parents the option to move a child from a failing public school to a private school has once again failed to pass.

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Related Topix: Bill Haslam, US Governors, School Vouchers

Dallas Morning News

Wendy Davis slams Greg Abbott's education plan, says he wants to test 4-year-olds

Democratic governor nominee Wendy Davis speaks to the Texas Retired Teachers Association at a convention at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel in Dallas on Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

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Related Topix: Dallas, TX, Standardized Testing, Family, Kids, Education Etc.

Sydney Morning Herald

'We're not getting out enough'

In the most wide-ranging survey of the nutrient to date, researchers found that levels of the vitamin varied wildly between seasons.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing

The Washington Post

Testing resistance movement exploding around country

This spring, the testing resistance movement has exploded across the nation. It will continue to grow as the testing season heads into the final stretch.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing

Myrtle Beach Online

Portion of U.S. 501 blocked for fatal vehicle crash in Conway

Horry County emergency authorities are investigating an early morning fatal vehicle crash on U.S. 501 at Cultra Road and El Bethel Road, according to officials.

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Related Topix: Conway, SC, Horry County, SC, Myrtle Beach, SC

Mon Apr 14, 2014

The Town Talk

Some La. lawmakers ask Gov. Jindal to shelve Common Core tests

Eight lawmakers asked Gov. Bobby Jindal on Monday to scrap plans to use tests associated with the Common Core education standards, a proposal that Jindal called 'a viable option' if the Legislature won't vote to jettison the tests.

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

The Washington Post

The big losers in NYC charter fight: students with disabilities

With big bucks from Wall Street supporters behind her, charter network operator Eva Moskowitz won a fight she started with New York Mayor Bill de Blasio over charter schools.

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Related Topix: Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, New York, NY, Michael Bloomberh

ThinkProgress

Lawmakers Want College Rankings To Reflect How Schools Are Handling Sexual Assault

A group of lawmakers is pressuring U.S. News & World Report to update its influential college ranking system to indicate which universities have come under fire for failing to adequately handle sexual assault cases on campus.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Jackie Speier, Democrat, Dartmouth College, Liberal Political News

Myrtle Beach Online

Myrtle Beach police investigate man shot in the face

A 24-year-old man was shot in the face after he told officers that the suspects approached him outside a Myrtle Beach bar, followed him back to his room and then ordered him outside, according to a police report.

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Related Topix: Myrtle Beach, SC

Sunherald.com

MGCCC to offer courses at Ocean Springs schools

Four college courses will courses will be offered to juniors and seniors at Ocean Springs High School this fall.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Ocean Springs, MS, Standardized Testing

Sun Apr 13, 2014

KSLA-TV Shreveport

Senators examine testing, curriculum overhaul

The state Senate Education Committee will assess implementation of a new law overhauling high school curriculum and cutting the number of standardized tests students must pass.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing

Myrtle Beach Online

Bubba Watson wins another green jacket at Augusta

The only daring shot Watson hit was one he really didn't need. The wild swing in momentum came on the front nine, not the back nine of Augusta National.

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Related Topix: More Sports, Golf, PGA Golf

Myrtle Beach Online

Combative prosecutor makes mark in Pistorius trial

The athlete, who earlier said he was tired and struggling under the relentless interrogation, leaned back in the witness box and remained silent.

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Related Topix: Sports, Olympics

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