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1 hr ago | National Public Radio

Brand Names In NY Standardized Tests Vex Parents

"Just Do It" has been a familiar Nike slogan for years, but now parents are wondering what it was doing on some of New York's Common Core standardized English tests.

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Related Topix: Education

5 hrs ago | Examiner.com

STEM Summer at USNA

Summer STEM , is a week-long, overnight camp at USNA each June. It is available to students who are currently in the 7th-10th grades.

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9 hrs ago | Asbury Park Press

Lessons to fix Asbury Park schools

At Robert Treat Academy Charter School in Newark, poverty, single parent homes and neighborhood crime are no excuse for poor academic performance.

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Related Topix: Asbury Park, NJ, Newark, NJ, 9, Education, Rutgers University

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Detroit News

Column: U-M race fight riles Gratz

Jennifer Gratz bristled when reports last week compared her University of Michigan fight with that of a young woman's from Detroit.

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Related Topix: US Supreme Court, US News, Education, Opinion

The Daily Beast

We Need More Class TraitorsBy Jedediah Purdy

Americans tell themselves that anything is possible when it comes to self-improvement, obscuring the truth that the privileged benefit from parental investment, strategic behavior, and simple capture of the institutions, like corporate boards, that hand out the money.

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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

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

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

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

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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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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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

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