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2 hrs ago | Pasadena Weekly

Against the Odds

America's education system is unequal and unfair. Students who live in wealthy communities have huge advantages that rig the system in their favor.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Education, San Marino, CA, Pomona, CA, Huntington Park, CA, Beverly Hills, CA

5 hrs ago | Newsday

Voula Coyle pulled out of East Rockaway classes after probe clears her of testing allegations

East Rockaway school officials have pulled a top-rated teacher out of her fourth-grade class for the 2014-15 academic year and assigned her to write lesson guides, after an investigation cleared her of district allegations that she helped students answer questions on state tests.


Related Topix: Education, Education Etc.

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Middlesboro Daily News

Pineville test scores increase by 3 points

Daily NewsDr. Robert Thomas with the Eastern Kentucky University Math Initiative spoke about scores from several standardized tests at the Pineville School Board meeting Monday.


Related Topix: Pineville, KY, Eastern Kentucky University, Education

The News-Star

Two Delta College construction projects get green light

Louisiana Delta Community College received approval to proceed with two major construction projects by the Louisiana State Bond Commission and can begin next year.


Related Topix: Louisiana, Winnsboro, LA, Jonesboro, LA, Ruston, LA, Education, Bobby Jindal, US Governors

Texas Delays Rollout Of New Teacher Evaluations

Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams told federal education officials the state would take an additional year to pilot a new teacher evaluation system based in part on student standardized test performance.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Education


Duolingo launches a test to certify foreign language fluency on a smartphone

Soon you'll be able to take a foreign language standardized tests on an Android smartphone as Duolingo opens up its certified, proctored Test Center.


Related Topix: Education, Cameras

A new factor in the AP 'arms race': are grades being tied to AP scores?

Last September, students in two different Advanced Placement math classes in the same local high school received intriguing offers from their teachers.


Related Topix: Kids, Family, Education, Education Etc.

East Anglian Daily Times

West Suffolk: End of an era as three schools close for good

The end of the summer term also marks the end of an era for three middle schools in the Thurston area.


Related Topix: Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Education, World News, United Kingdom, Suffolk County, England,

Education Week

Lawsuit filed against Gov. Jindal over Common Core

Parents and teachers who support the Common Core education standards sued Gov. Bobby Jindal Tuesday over his actions against the multi-state standards, accusing him of illegally meddling in education policy.


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

Tue Jul 22, 2014

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Beck movie targets Common Core

Pinellas Park theater shows "We Will Not Conform," a documentary by Glenn Beck that hopes to derail Common Core Standards.


Related Topix: Pinellas Park, FL, Education

Contra Costa Times

Concord: Three former Joseph Martin principals testify, two under immunity

Three past principals of Joseph Martin, two who were granted immunity in the former Woodside Elementary instructor's molestation trial, spent Tuesday sharing stories of a gifted teacher whose students were on time, excelled at standardized testing and overcame educational challenges.


Related Topix: Concord, CA, Education, Education Etc., Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

WBIR-TV Knoxville

State officials discuss standardized testing

A Knox County school board member and the state board of education hosted a forum Tuesday to discuss testing every Knox County student must take.


Related Topix: Knox County, TN, Education

Inside Bay Area

Oakland: Falling in love with books to fight summer learning loss

In Alameda County, nearly 70 percent of low-income youth are not proficient readers by the end of third grade, according to 2013 standardized test scores.


Related Topix: Oakland, CA, Alameda County, CA, Education

Estes Park Trail-Gazette

The Learning Place -United Way

Editor's note: This is the fourth in a four-part series highlighting the local entities that will benefit from this year's Estes Park United Campaign.


Related Topix: Estes Park, CO, Education Etc., Education

Poor students fare worse on national ACT, agency finds

Nationally, high school students perform poorly on the ACT. But poor students are even further academically behind than wealthier peers, a new study finds.


Related Topix: Education, Education Etc.


How A Good Education Can Actually Improve Poor Students' Health

A recent study may have confirmed what public health and education advocates have long tried to argue: a positive and supportive school environment improves the health of children from low socioeconomic backgrounds, ultimately increasing their academic performance.


Related Topix: UC Los Angeles, Education, Family, Kids, US News, Liberal Political News

Battle Creek Enquirer

Cast of Delton Amateur Community Theatre's production of "You Can't Take ti With You" Fred Western

The Delton Amateur Community Theatres production of You Can't Take it With You continues this weekend with two shows Saturday, July 26, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, July 27 at 2 p.m. In their first weekend, more than 200 people enjoyed Delton ACTs sophomore production.


Related Topix: Delton, MI, Education


SDE has no state testing vendor

In less than a month, students will walk through the doors at Broken Arrow High School, and the State Department of Education tells FOX23 they still do not know who will provide standardized tests for thousands of students across the state this school year.


Related Topix: Education, Broken Arrow, OK

New clues about the source of racial health disparities

A new study, " Stereotype threat among Black and White women in health care settings ," appearing online in the American Psychological Association journal Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology the week of July 21, 2014, offers new clues about the source of racial health disparities .


Related Topix: African-American, University of Southern California, Loyola Marymount University, Education, Medicine

Mon Jul 21, 2014

International Business Times

The Great Australian Sex Census Decodes Sex Technology Habits of Australians

According to the most recent data produced by The Great Australian Sex Census, the significant influence of technology, especially smartphone has in an individual's sex life has been deduced.


Related Topix: Human Sexuality, Education