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3 hrs ago | Amherst Daily News

Obama practically weepy over daughter Malia leaving White House in 2 years to attend college

President Barack Obama is practically weepy at the thought of his daughter Malia going off to college, a milestone many months away that is already on his mind.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Santa Clara County, CA, Palo Alto, CA, Education, Michelle Obama

5 hrs ago | TheAlternativePress.com

Essex County Freeholders Honor the New Jersey Afro Academic,...

Nia Pierce from East Orange wowed the audience with the performance that placed her as Gold Medalist for Music Instrumental Contemporary on the harp.

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Related Topix: Freehold, NJ, New Jersey, Essex County, NJ, Orange, NJ, East Orange, NJ, Education

Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Virginian-Pilot

New ECSU administrator targets declining enrollment

Myron Burney has the job of recruiting students to Elizabeth City State University, where undergraduate enrollment has declined steadily over the last four years and could drop under 2,000 this fall.

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Related Topix: Elizabeth City State University, Education, Morehouse College

Daily Kos

National Education Association's Lily Eskelsen Garcia on teaching, testing, and fighting back

Both major teachers unions, the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers, have been moving toward a more confrontational response to the push, from Democrats as well as Republicans, for public education to be more and more dominated by standardized testing.

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Related Topix: US News, Education, Family, Kids, Liberal Political News

Psychology Today

Educational Reform. Why It Is Not Working

The chart below is telling: SAT scores have been flat for over 40 years while education spending has increased 140%.

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Related Topix: Education

NBC12

Education Editorial: Standardized tests and cheating

In Fulton County, Georgia, Atlanta, thirty-five educators, including the former superintendent, were indicted for a cheating conspiracy that covered nearly sixty schools.

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Related Topix: Education, Fulton County, GA, Education Etc., Opinion

The Union Daily Times

Ten students named South Carolina Junior Scholars7:51 am

Congratulations to the following 8th graders in Union County School District who have achieved the South Carolina Junior Scholar Award for the school year 2013-2014.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Duke University, Education

The News-Star

Why I fight for local education

People often ask, what do I think is the most important issue facing Louisiana? Or, if I could accomplish just one thing as governor what would it be? These are tough questions.

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

Examiner.com

Is law school worth the investment?

Law students are inundated with the pessimistic narrative that job prospects are dismal, law school debt is insurmountable, and the demand for new attorneys is waning.

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Related Topix: Education

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Las Cruces Sun-News

Changes coming to New Mexico teacher evaluations

ALBUQUERQUE >> Several changes will be made to New Mexico's teacher evaluation system, which has hit several snags since its launch, the state's top education official said Friday.

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

Athens Banner-Herald

Georgia Milestones to challenge students, teachers

Students and teachers heading back to school after the summer break can expect a new type of test called Georgia Milestones designed to gauge how each is doing.

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Related Topix: Education

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Education Digest, July 27, 2014: Opal Cliffs registering for transitional kindergarten

Opal Cliffs Elementary School is accepting applications for youngsters entering transitional kindergarten which is for students turning age 5 between Sept.

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Related Topix: Opal Cliffs, CA, Capitola, CA, Education, Santa Clara County, CA, Los Gatos, CA, Scotts Valley, CA

Kenya Broadcasting Corporation

Principals urged to honor directive to release certificates

Parliamentary Education Committee chair person Sabina Chege has called upon all school heads to honor the directive to release KCPE and KCSE certificates belonging to needy students.

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Related Topix: Education

PsychCentral

Low-Income Students in High-Performing Schools Engage in Fewer Risky Behaviors

A new study has found that when minority teens from low-income families began attending high-performing public charter high schools, they were much less likely to engage in risky health behaviors, compared to peers who were not admitted into those schools.

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Related Topix: UC Los Angeles, Drugs, Education

The Daily Caller

Testmakers Dispute Glenn Beck Claims Of Corporate Plot

Smarter Balanced and Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers , the two major test consortia creating new standardized tests aligned to Common Core, are pushing back against claims they are a front for corporate profiteering.

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Related Topix: Glenn Beck, Entertainment, Television, Education, Conservative Political News, US News

Sydney Morning Herald

Waratahs' tribute to injured fan

Rugby union fanatic James Teague was supposed to be sitting in the stands watching his beloved NSW Waratahs take on the ACT Brumbies on Saturday night.

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Related Topix: Education, Australia, World News

Fri Jul 25, 2014

KOAT-TV

Misspelled Skandera tweet upsets teachers

OTHERS WERE TAKEN FROM CORRALES. THE STATE'S TOP EDUCATION OFFICIAL RECEIVED SOME SCRUTINY AFTER MISSPELLING A WORD IN A TWEET HER OFFICE SENT OUT.

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Related Topix: Corrales, NM, Education

Daily Dispatch

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DANIELLE HAIRSTON / Dispatch staff Rising third-graders Kamea Nelson and Ma'Ziyah Taylor count on their fingers to solve multiplication problems during a 50-question quiz Friday.

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Related Topix: Education, Georgia

Merced Sun-Star

Gina Barreca: We're teaching to the test i 1 2 not students' futures

Everything I'm hearing from teachers, students and parents suggests that, with the standardized testing epidemic sweeping through our nation's public schools, what we're teaching the next generation is how to fill in the blanks and work from templates.

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Related Topix: Education

The Washington Post

Five U.S. innovations that helped Finlanda s schools improve but that Americans now ignore

Finnish educator and scholar Pasi Sahlberg is one of the world's leading experts on school reform and educational practices.

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Related Topix: Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Family, Education

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