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  1. New York taps new education commissioner a " a superintendent fired in FloridaRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    ... month, she was fired. On Tuesday, she got a new job - a promotion, actually - as New York State commissioner of education. The Associated Press reported that Elia, 66, was unanimously chosen by the New York Board of Regents to succeed John King, who ...


  2. Right-Fitting Students with Majors Increases Chances of Academic SuccessRead the original story

    17 hrs ago | T.H.E. Journal

    If a high school student tells you he or she plans to study philosophy or ethnic studies in college, chances are, they'll have switched to something else by the time they hit their second year of higher education. Only 31 percent of declared majors in philosophy or theology stay that way when the student has to officially declare a major.


  3. Greenbelt teen named Elizabeth Seton valedictorianRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago |

    Patty Commins, 18, debated between attending Eleanor Roosevelt High School with her identical twin sister, Mary, or splitting off for the first time and forging her own path at Elizabeth Seton High School. The Greenbelt resident chose the latter and after four years of success in academics, music and athletics, she was named this year's valedictorian.


  4. Arkansas panel concludes testimony on education policiesRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Education Week

    An Arkansas panel tasked with reviewing the state's education policies and standardized testing has concluded listening to nearly a week of testimony from teachers, testing coordinators and others. The Governor's Council on Common Core Review will conduct four more "listening tour" stops around the state before submitting its findings about the in-state future of Common Core State Standards and its accompanying standardized testing program to Gov. Asa Hutchinson.


  5. Trends That Could Have Killed Fine Dining Ended Up Helping New York's SommeliersRead the original story

    17 hrs ago | Eater

    New York City has long held a strong culture of sommeliers and restaurant wine professionals, but now more than ever The Big Apple dominates as the top place in the country to work in wine. New York restaurants routinely recruit s scale, and no other city in the country can match the depth of the wine staffs working in Manhattan today.


  6. Senator Wants To Improve Effectiveness Of Standardized TestsRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | WBNS

    There is a push on the federal level to reduce the amount of testing for students and it's spearheaded by one of Ohio's state lawmakers. Jennifer Peck is a mother of four with two of her kids in school.


  7. Florida Schools Chief To Lead New York Education Dept.Read the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | CBS Local

    ... and news covering [...] The Board of Regents voted unanimously Tuesday to hire MaryEllen Elia as the New York Education Commissioner at a salary of $250,000 a year. Elia most recently led the Hillsborough County school district, which includes ...


  8. Prison psychologist taking over Chicago prison - first time that's ever happened in U.S.Read the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Daily Kos

    ... of a link between the two. There are more obvious things to cut like pensions, public transportation, higher education, youth services, group insurance costs and local government but don't worry, Governor Bruce wants to do that too. Chicago's ...


  9. Ohio Senator Pushing Effort To Reduced Standardized TestingRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | 101.5 The River

    The number of tests that Ohio's students are forced to take is a point of contention for a senator, who is calling for a change in policy. He says too much control has been taken away from teachers and their lesson planning.


  10. Assignment: Education - Opt-Out LegislationRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | WKBT

    Here's a look at the final numbers in La Crosse County school districts after the testing window closed on Friday, May 22. Tens of thousands of parents and students nationwide refused to participate in the new exams aligned to the Common Core State Standards. While the opt-out movement did not gain much traction in our area, this is the highest number of opt-out requests the majority of these school districts have seen in recent history.


  11. Like life, testing must be high-stakesRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | The Day

    Connecticut's biggest teachers union, the Connecticut Education Association, is increasing its clamor against what it calls “high-stakes” testing of students and against the “Smarter Balanced” test in use by the state Education Department. This week the union complained that the test has technical problems.


  12. Education Minister ''appalled'' by elementary teachers' next stepsRead the original story

    18 hrs ago | CFRB

    Ontario Education Minister Liz Sandals says she is "appalled" by the planned next steps in a work-to-rule campaign by public elementary teachers. In a memo sent to members on Monday, members of the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario have been instructed to withdraw from a long list of activities on June 1 as part of its ongoing dispute with the provincial government.


  13. Livecast: Board of Regents expected to name new ed commissionerRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Albany Times Union

    The state Board of Regents were expected to emerged from a longer-than-expected closed session at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, an hour after the announced 2:30 p.m. start time of a public session where former Hillsborough County, Fla., school Superintendent MaryEllen Elia was reportedly going to be named as New York's new education commissioner.


  14. Parents Rally Support for Mother Issued an Arrest Warrant After Son...Read the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago |

    On May 12, Julie Giles asked for a prayer, something she admitted she did often. But this time was different, more serious.


  15. Maryland commuter rail, bus riders will pay moreRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    MARC train riders walk to catch a Brunswick line train at the Olde Towne Gaithersburg station. The Maryland Transit Administration is raising fares on its services, including MARC train and commuter buses.


  16. How the Duggars and Right Wing Home Schoolers are Handling Sexual AbuseRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Daily Kos

    ... Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights , Community , Congress , Culture , Economy , Education , Elections , Energy , Environment , Health Care , International , Labor , Law , Media , Meta , National Security , Science , ...


  17. Boulder High students petition to get teacher's advanced placement assignment reinstatedRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Denver Post

    Boulder High teacher Jim Vacca, left, responds to questions by then U.S. Rep. Mark Udall after students ended a protest by camping out at the Boulder High School library in 2004. Boulder High students say their teacher, Jim Vacca, was unfairly stripped of his advanced placement teaching assignment because he taught during statewide testing sessions contrary to district policy.


  18. Md. and 21 other states reach $11 million settlement with Classmates and FTDRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun

    The Maryland Attorney General's Office signed on to an $11 million settlement Tuesday with the websites and floral delivery company FTD that resolves allegations that the companies duped customers into buying memberships they didn't want. The attorneys general for Maryland and 21 other states alleged that FTD and Classmates, a social networking site for people who attended high school together, violated state consumer protection laws by allowing third parties to charge online customers who failed to expressly opt out of a membership program.


  19. Pearsona s chief education adviser extolls the a joya of dataaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 24 | The Washington Post

    ... learning and, in fact, that "data can and does bring joy." No, it wasn't Microsoft founder Bill Gates. It wasn't Education Secretary Arne Duncan, or any other of the American school reformers for whom big data is a holy grail. It was Sir Michael ...


  20. High School Advanced Placement and Student Performance in College:...Read the original story

    Jun 7, 2013 | TCRecord

    Background/Context: The past few decades have seen an explosive growth in high-school student participation in the Advanced Placement programA , with nearly two million exams completed in 2011. Traditionally, universities have considered AP enrollment as an indicator for predicting academic success during the admission process.