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9 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Poll: Most Americans no longer think a college education is a very importanta

Amid a national debate about the worth of a college education, a respected annual poll about the education views held by Americans has found that only 44 percent of Americans now believe that getting a college education is "very important" - down from 75 percent four years ago. It also found that a majority of public school parents want teacher training programs to be more selective and that they believe new teachers should work for at least a year with a certified teacher before taking over a class by themselves - a finding in opposition to the philosophy practiced by the popular Teach For America program that has been embraced by the Obama administration.


Related Topix: Standardized Testing

13 hrs ago | KMBC-TV

Student arrested after fight at KCK high school

Video of a fight at Washington High School in Kansas City, Kansas, has some questioning how safe the school is. Police confirmed that the fight happened between two students about 3 p.m. Monday.


Related Topix: Kansas City, KS, Standardized Testing

15 hrs ago | Statesboro Herald

2 Bulloch County schools are tops

For the second straight year, two Bulloch County public schools were recognized as two of the top performers under the state's accountability system.


Related Topix: Bulloch County, GA, Brooklet, GA, Portal, GA, Education Etc., Haralson, GA, Coweta County, GA, Standardized Testing

19 hrs ago | WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Suspect in Indiana street stabbing arrested

William Rivera, a former IUP student, surrendered Tuesday to face charges that he stabbed a man near the campus last weekend. INTO CUSTODY.


Related Topix: Standardized Testing

23 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Investigation into F-35 fighter jet fire close to complete

A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter navigates the aircraft toward an Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker on May 16, 2013, off the coast of Northwest Florida. Officials investigating the F-35 fire that temporarily caused the fleet of fighter planes to be grounded this summer should determine the "root cause" by the end of the month and should have a fix for the planes by the end of the year, officials said Monday.


Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, Eglin Air Force Base

Yesterday | The Washington Post

In understanding malnutrition, seasons matter.

The following is a guest post by Richard Mallett . Mallett is a researcher with the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium , based at the Overseas Development Institute in London, UK.


Related Topix: Sierra Leone, World News, Africa, Malaria, Health

Mon Sep 15, 2014

US News & World Report

Americans Want Higher Expectations, More Support for Teachers

Americans place a great amount of trust and confidence in their public schoolteachers - and in return they want a higher bar for those entering the profession and more support for the men and women educating their children, a new national poll shows. In the second installment of their 46th annual poll of the public's attitudes toward public schools , PDK International and Gallup found a large majority - 60 percent - of Americans support increasing the rigor of admission requirements for teacher preparation schools, and that teachers should be required to pass a board certification exam, similar to the tests lawyers and medical professionals take, before earning a license to practice.


Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Kids, Family

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

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



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,

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

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

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

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


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

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


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