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59 min ago | Lincoln Daily News

California GOP Hopeful Wants Free College For Science, Math Students

California Republican gubernatorial hopeful Neel Kashkari called for free college tuition for students pursuing math and science degrees, part of an education reform plan released Tuesday that would also model public schools after charter schools.

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Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, US News, Tea Party, US Politics, Barack Obama, Education

5 hrs ago | The Washington Post

What does the SAT measure? Aptitude? Achievement? Anything?

Back in the day, the day being June 23, 1926, the very first Scholastic Aptitude Test was given to some 8,000 young people, most of them male, who labored for three hours and 45 minutes on problems in nine areas: definitions, math problems, classification, artificial language, antonyms, number series, analogies, logical inference, and paragraph ... (more)

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Related Topix: Education

9 hrs ago | Patch.com

Common Core or Common Sense?

This post was contributed by a community member. The views expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Patch Media Corporation.

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Related Topix: Education

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Missourian

Missouri Senate panel adopts tuition restriction, renews Bright Flight scholarships

A Missouri Senate committee adopted a state budget provision Tuesday to prevent public colleges and universities from offering in-state tuition rates to students living in the country illegally.

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Related Topix: Missouri, Education

WHNT-TV Huntsville

High School Juniors Across The State To Take ACT On Wednesday

High school juniors across the state will take the ACT during school Wednesday. The state will pay for the exam.

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Related Topix: Education

Star-Telegram.com

Backers, opponents of Michigan ban react to ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court decision Tuesday upholding the state's ban on racial preference in college admissions comes as the University of Michigan has been taking steps to reach out to minorities and make them feel welcome on campus.

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Related Topix: US News, Michigan, Michigan Government, US Supreme Court, Education

Detroit News

Activists to ask U-M to drop 'discriminatory' ACT, SAT scores from admissions

Despite Tuesday's setback at the U.S. Supreme Court, affirmative action supporters are vowing to continue the right to boost minority enrollment at the state's most prestigious university.

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Related Topix: Education, US Supreme Court, US News

Hales Corners

Opting Out of Standardized Tests?

I am an Ultra-Conservative, Alpha-Male, True Authentic Leader, Type "C" Personality, who is very active in my community; whether it is donating time, clothes or money for Project Concern or going to Common Council meetings and voicing my opinions.

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Related Topix: Education

Patch.com

Cobb Schools Score Higher Than 2013 State Averages For College and Career Readiness

From the Cobb County School District Scores for Cobb County Schools on the 2013 College and Career Ready Performance Index topped average scores for Georgia schools at all three levels - elementary, middle and high.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Cobb County, GA, Georgia, Cobb, GA, Education

The Washington Post

11 problems created by standardized testing obsession

Ron Maggiano is a veteran teacher who won the Disney Teacher Award for innovation and creativity in 2005 and the American Historical Association's Beveridge Family Teaching Prize for outstanding K-12 teaching in 2006.

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Related Topix: Education

Mon Apr 21, 2014

KTEN-TV Denison

Software glitch stops standardized testing in Oklahoma schools

Monday, the Chief of the Choctaw Nation announced he is retiring.According to an email from the Nation's public relations office, Choctaw Chief Gregory Pyle will be formally announcing his retirement during a festive celebration April 24 in honor of his 65th birthday.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma Government, Oklahoma, Education, Durant, OK, Ardmore, OK

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Okla. standardized testing interrupted by glitches again

Standardized testing for Oklahoma students was disrupted by technical problems for the second consecutive year, prompting the suspension of all online testing Monday.

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Related Topix: Education, Marion County, IN, Indianapolis, IN, Johnson County, IN

KMBC-TV

Missouri lawmakers debate Bright Flight changes

Missouri lawmakers have only a few weeks to decide whether to expand a college scholarship for top students in an effort to employ them in the state after graduation.

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Related Topix: Missouri, Education, Jay Nixon, US Governors

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Glitches prompt suspension of Oklahoma standardized tests again

For the second consecutive year, standardized testing for Oklahoma students has been disrupted, prompting the state superintendent to suspend all online testing for the day.

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Related Topix: Education

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Recent editorials published in Nebraska newspapers

Sluggish economy. Anemic job growth. Weakened global stature. Health care reform nightmares.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Steve King, Education, Opinion

Florida Trend

Proving Value - Flagler College to Implement CLA+ Testing

Incoming students at Flagler College in St. Augustine this year got a rude awakening if they thought standardized tests were something they left behind with their SAT prep books.

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Related Topix: Flagler College, St. Augustine, FL, Education, Stetson University, Deland, FL

Go Local

College Admissions: Will The New SAT Be Easier? Not Likely

Wednesday, the Collegeboard released more details and sample questions for the new SAT that is currently in development.

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Related Topix: Education, Mathematics, Science

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

Fast Focus: 'Should children be encouraged to opt-out of standardized tests?' Individual learners

In reading your editorial reference to the WEA advising parents to have their children opt-out of standardized tests, it appears to me that you are more concerned with the fact that the WEA is enlisting the help of the parents than the fact that they don't want the students to participate in the standardized testing.

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Related Topix: Education, Kids, Family

Examiner.com

Is the new SAT geared to mimic the ACT?

Essay optional. No penalties for wrong answers. The SAT exam is undergoing sweeping revisions.

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Related Topix: Education

St. Petersburg Times

Appeals of college financial aid grants on the rise

The era of the financial aid appeal has arrived in full, and April is the month when much of the action happens.

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Related Topix: Trinity College, Education

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