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1 hr ago | Redmond Reporter

LWSD students raise their average scores on state standardized tests

Lake Washington School District students improved their average scores on state standardized tests in many grades in reading, writing, math and science.

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Related Topix: Education, Education Etc., Redmond, WA, Kirkland, WA

5 hrs ago | Patch.com

Geneva High ACT Scores Well Above National, State Average

In a continuation of the success that Geneva High School's students traditionally display on the ACT, Geneva's graduating class of 2014 achieved an average ACT composite score of 24.2, according to numbers released this week by ACT.

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Related Topix: Education, Education Etc., Geneva, IL

10 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.

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Related Topix: Sleep, Medicine, Health, Pediatrics, Education

13 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.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

The RiotACT

7.30 ACT - what to expect from tonight's program

Canberra fares badly in a recent report putting us ahead of the national average when it comes to heart disease.

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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.

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Related Topix: Tennessee Government, Tennessee, Education

WPTV Local News

Lee County opts out of standardized testing

The Lee County school board voted on a decision Wednesday night that is a first of its kind in the state.

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Related Topix: Education, Education Etc., Palm Beach County, FL, St Lucie County, FL, Entertainment, Television

TheBlaze.com

Florida School District Is First in the State to Ditch Standardized Testing

The Lee County Board of Education voted 3-2 to ditch state standardized testing, despite the objections of the superintendent.

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Related Topix: Education, US Governors, Rick Scott, US Politics, US News

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.

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Related Topix: Texas, Education Etc., Education

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 wtsp.com: ... (more)

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Related Topix: Lee County, FL, Florida, Education Etc., Fort Myers, FL, Education

WVNY

Plymouth State Will No Longer Require SAT and ACT Test Scores for Admissions

Starting in Spring 2015, Plymouth State University says they will no longer require applicants to submit SAT or ACT test scores.

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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.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Education

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.

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Related Topix: University of Kentucky, Psychology, Science, Education

Home

Kirksville students continue to perform well on ACT Exam

There, the members learned how the students performed on the ACT Tests during the past school year.

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Related Topix: Kirksville, MO, Education, Education Etc.

Patch.com

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.

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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.

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WINK-TV Fort Myers

Parents ask Lee County to opt out of standardized testing

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Hundreds of people are supporting a move that could mean no more standardized testing for kids in school.

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Related Topix: Lee County, FL, Education, Education Etc.

KTIV-TV Sioux City

NPS showing improvement in NeSA testing

The Norfolk Public School District is showing signs of improvement almost across the board on the state's standardized tests.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Education, Buena Vista University, Storm Lake, IA

WTVY Dothan

Improved ACT Scores At Northview High School

Not only were their scores raised above the state average but were also improved in every category from the previous year.

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Related Topix: Education

The Bennington Banner

Agency reviews good and bad of standardized tests

The Vermont Agency of Education released a statement on Tuesday about the positives and negatives of standardized testing, and calling for reform of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.

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