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28 min ago | KSL-TV

State not finished with El Paso cheating scandal

Texas education officials want to repeal the state certifications of 11 administrators linked to an El Paso classroom cheating scandal.

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Related Topix: El Paso, TX, Education

1 hr ago | Thenew995fm.com

Louisiana Legislative Session Reaches Midpoint

Louisiana lawmakers are entering the second half of their three-month regular legislative session, which must end by June 2. BUDGET: Gov. Bobby Jindal proposed a $25 billion budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year that begins July 1. It would put new dollars into education, health care and state worker pay raises.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, Healthcare Law, Law, US Governors, Education, Tulane University

5 hrs ago | KXXV-TV Waco

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The El Paso Times reports Saturday that it marks the first time the state has tried holding individual employees accountable for rampant cheating in the El Paso district from 2007 to 2010.

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Related Topix: Education, Texas

10 hrs ago | Chronicle Live

Community News in Brief: Saturday, April 19

A drugged-up thug violently attacked a man with metal bar then tried to get his parents to get rid of the witnesses Keep up to date with all the build-up, action and reaction to Newcastle United's Premier League clash with Swansea City at St James' Park NE1's Newcastle Fashion Week gets underway on May 9 with more catwalks, shop offers, exclusive ... (more)

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Related Topix: Greater London County, England, United Kingdom, Education, Durham County, England, Tyne and Wear County, England

14 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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Related Topix: Education

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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Related Topix: Education

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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Related Topix: Education

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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Related Topix: Education

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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Related Topix: Education

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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Related Topix: Education

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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Related Topix: Education

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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Related Topix: Education

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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Related Topix: Education, Kids, Family

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