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3 hrs ago | 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.

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

3 hrs ago | 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.

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

5 hrs ago | NOLA.com

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.

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Related Topix: Education, Education Etc.

6 hrs ago | ThinkProgress

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.

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

9 hrs ago | 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.

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Related Topix: Delton, MI, Education

13 hrs ago | KRMG-AM Tulsa

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.

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Related Topix: Education, Broken Arrow, OK

17 hrs ago | Examiner.com

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 .

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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.

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Related Topix: Human Sexuality, Education

Bangor Daily News

Maine's first virtual school to hold informational workshops

Maine Connections Academy, a virtual charter school for students in grades seven through 12, is holding several informational workshops this month and next for Maine parents and students interested in a nontraditional middle school and high school environment.

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Related Topix: South Portland, ME, Education

JD Journal

LSAT Could be Waived for 10 Percent of Law School Admits

If a new proposal from the American Bar Association is passed, the LSAT could be waived for 10 percent of law school students beginning in August, according to The Central Florida Future.

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Related Topix: Education

US News & World Report

Understand How Law Schools Evaluate LSAT Scores

If a law school requires all of an applicant's LSAT scores, it may not be worth the effort to retake the exam.

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Related Topix: Education

Examiner.com

Achievements should not be based on more and more standardize testing

In regards to Testing Services , the Department of Education provides a wide range of services to Florida schools, school districts, community colleges, universities, and students including school accountability and testing of students, teachers, and principals.

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Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, Education Etc., Education, St. Lucie, FL

ESchool News

Classroom security: What you should (not) do

There are many ways to lock a classroom door. Unfortunately, too many of the tactics employed today actually put staff and students at risk One study, " On the Importance of a Safe School and Classroom Climate for Student Achievement in Reading Literacy ," reported that variation between classes' reading achievement could be explained by safety ... (more)

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Related Topix: Education

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Merced Sun-Star

Poor teens' health may benefit from top schools

Risky health behavior including binge-drinking, unsafe sex and use of hard drugs was less common among these kids, compared with peers who went to mostly worse schools.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, UC Los Angeles, Education, University of Florida

Canberra City News

With the morning commute over, Police remind that 40 zones are back

ACT Policing is advising motorists that 40km/h speed limits will be enforced in school zones for the start of the new school term on Monday .

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Related Topix: Education

Bangor Daily News

Standardized testing can impoverish children's education

One of the external forces interfering with student learning is time stolen from teaching.

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Related Topix: Education, York, ME

Switched

What Everyone Gets Wrong About Where You Go To College

There are a lot of opinions about where you should go to college. A lot of those opinions are probably wrong -- at least the ones based on myths about what makes a good school to get a degree from.

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Related Topix: Harvard University, Penn State University Park, Berkeley, CA, UC Berkeley, Education, Purdue University

Examiner.com

Slow Homeschooling

My homeschooling journey began 24 years ago, when my oldest daughter was attending public kindergarten.

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Related Topix: Education, Kids, Family, Libraries

Lexington Herald-Leader

Makeup-free experiment goes more than skin-deep

I, like many other women, have looked in the mirror and hurled mental insults at what I saw: love handles; weird nose; pale, squinty eyes; thin lips.

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Related Topix: Beauty, KY, Education, University of Kentucky

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Lexington Herald-Leader

As University of Kentucky competes for top students, more lower-income kids left behind

Hannah Moore graduated from George Rogers Clark High School this year with all the right boxes checked off for college acceptance: a 4.0 GPA, National Honor Society member, cheerleader, and community volunteer.

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Related Topix: Kentucky, Kentucky Government, University of Kentucky, Family, Kids, Education, Eastern Kentucky University

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