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2 hrs ago | 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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6 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Daniel Lipinski, Education

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.

Deseret News

Non-Hispanic white students will be outnumbered in public schools

For the first time in American history, schools are in for a massive demographic shift.

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WAPT-TV Jackson

Miss. scores on key state test dip in transition to Common Core

Mississippi education officials said student scores on a state test fell in 2013-2014, and they think they know why.

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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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Mon Aug 25, 2014

Redmond Reporter

LWSD students more likely to meet ACT college readiness standards

Lake Washington School District students who take the ACT , a standardized test used in college admissions, continue to show they are more likely to meet college readiness standards than other students in Washington or in the United States.

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Related Topix: Education, Education Etc., Washington, MO

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Tennessee to stay with test-based teachera

It was music to the ears of his biggest critics - U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, discussing standardized testing, sounded much like them as he Tennessee to stay with test-based teacher evaluations It was music to the ears of his biggest critics - U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, discussing standardized testing, sounded much like them as ... (more)

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WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

3 sentenced in 2012 robbery, murder of W&J College Football Player

Police say Timothy McNerney, a Washington & Jefferson College student and football player, was walking from a bar back to campus in October 2012 when he and a friend were attacked.

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Business Journal

Here are the latest SAT scores for Massachusetts colleges and universities

Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are tops among Massachusetts colleges and universities in the SATs.

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Alabama Live

USA reports record enrollment: 16,055

MOBILE, Alabama -- The University of South Alabama is reporting an enrollment milestone: 16,055 for fall 2014, an increase of 4.9 percent.

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Deseret News

In our opinion: Mixed-bag school start

The back-to-school season always carries a bittersweet flavor as the beginning of a fresh chapter in the education experience and the lamentable end to the pleasure of a long summer break.

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The Brattleboro Reformer

Vermont Board of Education opposes standardized testing

The Vermont State Board of Education is taking a stance against the testing policies of the federal No Child Left Behind Act, weeks after the state's education secretary sent a letter to parents saying the "broken NCLB policy" has identified nearly every school in Vermont as low performing.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

Local10.com

Gov. Rick Scott wants review of tests and standards

Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Monday will roll out a series of education proposals that touches on everything from high-stakes testing to the cost of college and represents a break from some of the signature moves put in place by former Gov. Jeb Bush.

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Related Topix: Florida, Rick Scott, US Governors, Florida Government, Jeb Bush, Education, Charlie Crist

ABC News

Pediatricians' Rx for Schools: Later Start Times

Delaying the start of the school day until at least 8:30 a.m. would help curb their lack of sleep, which has been linked with poor health, bad grades, car crashes and other problems, the American Academy of Pediatrics says in a new policy.

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Canberra City News

A draft ACT Public School Food and Drink Policy

Parents, teachers and other community members are invited to have their say on the draft policy, which applies a traffic light system - red for food and drinks which should not be on the menu, amber for those which should be consumed in moderation, and green for healthy options - to ACT public school activities and events.

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