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1 hr ago | 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

5 hrs ago | 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

6 hrs ago | 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

7 hrs ago | 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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9 hrs ago | 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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13 hrs ago | 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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18 hrs ago | 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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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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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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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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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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Tue Aug 26, 2014

KHQ-TV Spokane

New Standardized Tests Coming This Fall

Students in Idaho will be facing a new test this coming school year, the smart-balanced assessment.

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Patch.com

Rep. Lipinski Accepting Service Academy Appliactions

Congressman Dan Lipinski is currently accepting nomination request letters from young men and women in the Third Congressional District who want to enter one of the U.S. Service Academies in 2015.

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KIMT

Statewide standardized test scores released

We checked in with the Austin School District to see how schools take this data and apply it to the curriculum.

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Business Journal

Pat Sullivan to receive lifetime achievement award for innovation

Longtime Arizona entrepreneur Pat Sullivan will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Governor's Celebration of Innovation event in November.

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CBS Local

Gov. Scott Calls For Scrutiny Of Standardized Tests

Gov. Rick Scott pledged Monday to review the number of tests being administered to Florida students and to take further steps to rein in the cost of college if he wins a second term in November.

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Related Topix: Rick Scott, US Governors, Education, Florida, Florida Government, Charlie Crist, Education Etc.

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