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3 hrs ago | Forbes.com

Why A George Soros Funded Think Tank Is So Unhappy With Public Policy In Kansas

Last year, I detailed Kansas' roadmap for growth through comprehensive tax reform.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

Yes! Magazine

Protecting Classrooms From Corporate Takeover: What Families Can Learn from Teachers' Unions

Science teacher Nick Faber walks to school after a home visit with a student's family.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Education, Temple University, Education Etc., US News, Liberal Political News

Newms360.com

State reworks school ratings to accent graduation

Mississippi is reworking its rating system for school districts and high schools after federal officials demanded the ratings put more weight on high school graduation.

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KLEW-TV Lewiston

Washington Senator John McCoy wants to get rid of K-12 standardized testing

Washington Senator John McCoy is asking K-12 educators to focus less on standardized testing, and more on creating "Problem Solvers."

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Related Topix: Education, Washington State University

Right Wing News

South Carolina Drops Out of Common Core Standardized Testing

Superintendent of Education Mick Zais sent a letter to state Board of Education members informing them of the move - after he learned he had the unilateral authority to do make it, PostAndCourier.com reports.

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Joannejacobs.com

SAT (and IQ) scores predict success

Look at "the complex portrait" of college applicants' lives rather than their test scores, writes Jennifer Finney Boylan in the New York Times .

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Washington Times

EXCHANGE: Puppy learns to be guide dog

She has been attending an after-school ACT preparation class and other activities since January.

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Related Topix: Education, Non-Profit, Rochester Hills, MI

Free Republic

Activists to UMich: Admit unqualified students, if they are black

Activists with the radical pro-affirmative action group, By Any Means Necessary, staged a protest on Tuesday featuring a black Detroit high school student who was denied admission to the University of Michigan.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Examiner.com

Get a taste of the redesigned SAT

The College Board released a few sample questions in its Test Specifications for the Redesigned SAT on Wednesday, April 16. The test changes will debut in 2016.

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Journalgazette.net

FWCS grad rates surge to over 90%

Indiana's high school graduation rate saw little change last school year, while Fort Wayne Community Schools reported a marked increase, according to figures released by the Indiana Department of Education on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Education, Allen County, IN, Education Etc., Kosciusko County, IN

KLFY-TV Lafayette

Education chief: Testing critics don't have plan

Education Superintendent John White says a continued push to try to keep Louisiana from using tests associated with the Common Core education standards are creating "a state of chaos" for public school teachers.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, Louisiana, US Governors, Education, Maurice, LA

MyHighPlains.com

New SAT Will Have Fewer Questions, Different Scores

The vocabulary section will focus on relevant words instead of requiring students to memorize words they may never use in real life.

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WBAL-TV Baltimore

Local students to take redesigned SAT in 2016

The new SAT is still a couple of years out from implementation, but The College Board is giving students a sneak peek at what to expect.

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Detroit News

Rubin: Affirmative inaction

The University of Michigan denied admission to Brooke Kimbrough, a high school graduating senior who earned a 3.5 grade point average and scored a 23 on the ACT.

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Related Topix: Michigan, Education, Family, Teenagers, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Suria

US college entrance test, the SAT, gets...

Getting into college in the United States will no longer hinge so much on a high school student's grasp of arcane vocabulary or obtuse mathematical formulas.

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Related Topix: Education, University of Rochester

KHGI

Doniphan Parent Not a Fan of Current Standardized Testing

Schools across Nebraska are participating in the NeSA standardized testing. But one central Nebraska mom is taking a stand against this test.

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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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CBS Local

Students Look Forward To Revamped SAT With More Focus On 'Real-World' Problems

Real-world problems, more "focused" topics, and the elimination of "obscure vocabulary" are among the features of the revamped SAT for college admissions, which will be rolled out in 2016.

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Related Topix: Education, Uniondale, NY

The Miami Herald

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: Education, Las Vegas, NV, Education Etc.

Bangor Daily News

Teachers' union call for standardized test moratorium is ill-timed, ill-conceived

Gary Gonyar, principal of William S. Cohen School in Bangor, pictured in March, discusses his school's upcoming transition to a new standardized test.

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Related Topix: Bangor, ME, Maine, Education, Education Etc., Opinion

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