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  1. Department of Education warns students who opt out of testing may not graduateRead the original story w/Photo

    23 min ago | Sun Journal

    As debate over standardized testing ramped up in the Legislature, the Maine Department of Education again cautioned parents and school administrators this week about the possible fallout from opting out of statewide assessments. Among the potential repercussions - a school could withhold a student's diploma.

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  2. Editorial cartoonist is named Journalist of the Year at National Newspaper Awards galaRead the original story

    27 min ago | Sys-Con Media

    Six other organizations won two awards each: the Canadian Press, the Hamilton Spectator, the Moncton Times & Transcript, the Ottawa Citizen, the Toronto Star and the Sun and the Winnipeg Free Press also won awards, in a year that recognized journalistic excellence from coast to coast. MacKinnon, of the Halifax Chronicle Herald, won in Editorial Cartooning for a portfolio that included a powerful image of a Canadian veteran stepping down from the National War Memorial to claim the fallen body of Corporal .

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  3. Globe and Mail wins a leading 5 National Newspaper AwardsRead the original story

    31 min ago | CFRA

    The Globe and Mail won a leading five awards at the National Newspaper Awards on Friday night and editorial cartoonist Bruce MacKinnon was named journalist of the year, a new prize at the gala. Six other organizations won two awards apiece: The Canadian Press, the Hamilton Spectator, the Moncton Times & Transcript, the Ottawa Citizen, the Toronto Star and the Vancouver Sun.

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  4. Boycott of data diverts attentionRead the original story w/Photo

    47 min ago | MySanAntonio.com

    Children at Risk says San Antonio area schools rank lower than other Texas districts. Dr.Robert Sanborn, president and CEO of the organization, says reforms are needed.

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  5. Westfield High School senior, Jorge Ledesma, named 'Presidential Scholar'Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Jersey Journal

    U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has announced the selection of Jorge Ledesma, a senior at Westfield High School, as a 2015 U.S. Presidential Scholar, one of 141 outstanding American high school seniors that have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, artistic excellence, leadership, citizenship, service, and contribution to school and community. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has announced the selection of Jorge Ledesma, a senior at Westfield High School, as a 2015 U.S. Presidential Scholar.

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  6. Clarke school board moves another step toward 'charter' statusRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Athens Banner-Herald

    The Clarke County School District moved a step closer to becoming a "charter" school system last week, as the Clarke County Board of Education voted to declare its intent to take that step. At the same time, school officials posted on the school district's website a perhaps-final draft of its application to the state for the new status.

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  7. "Impossible goal" attained by new JCJC graduate, Jami TaylorRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | The ReView of Jones County

    Among the hundreds of Jones County Junior College graduates recently was 57-year old Jami Taylor of Ellisville. Faced with unemployment when the sewing factory in Laurel and Richton closed where she had worked in accounts payable for 18-years and sewed for 10-years, she didn't know if she could find another job.

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  8. Graduation 2015: Josephine Dobbs Clement Early College High SchoolRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | HeraldSun.com

    Before the pomp, before the circumstance, before the exhortations of the commencement speakers, Daniel Robinson's father took him aside to give him what was, perhaps, the best advice that could be passed down from pop to son. "When you graduate, life will be what you make it," Robinson quoted his father's guidance.

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  9. Wilson discusses scholarship planRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Daily Lobo

    ... the scholarship because she is almost finished with school and never took out any loans. Wilson said standardized testing is necessary to show whether students are learning. She said reading, writing, science, math and history should be included in ...

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  10. 9 of 20 EC Scholars from eastern North CarolinaRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | WITN

    Nine high school seniors from eastern North Carolina are among 20 incoming freshmen at East Carolina University to be awarded full academic scholarships. The recipients are Joshua Butler who attends Faith Christian School, Emily Downs of J.H. Rose High School and Nicholas Kowalski of the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics in Durham.

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  11. Free online math refresher course available at UVURead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Deseret News

    For the third year in a row, Utah Valley University is offering a free online math refresher course . Registration is now open for the seven-week course on canvas.net.

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  12. Olympic College CEO Mitchell honoredRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Bremerton Patriot

    Dr. David Mitchell, CEO of Olympic College, was among five people and one organization named as Washington State Association of College Trustees' 2015 ACT Award winners. The annual award recognizes dedication to Washington's 34 community and technical colleges and the nearly 388,000 students they serve each year.

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  13. Tim Holtcamp replaces Ray White on Madison school board after city council voteRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Alabama Live

    After 10 years service, Madison City School Board President Ray White will no longer preside over the board of education. Madison Mayor Troy Trulock thanks former school board president Ray White for his 10 years of leadership.

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  14. Gov. Tom Wolf stops at Conewago Valley School District to talk funding, accountabilityRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Evening Sun

    ... of lose touch with the things they love." Greenholt told the governor that he understood the need for standardized testing but found Warner's dilemma was not unique in the student population. "If they won't pass or can't pass, they're stuck," ...

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  15. Tutoring with Jae Gardner: Owner of The Ivy KeyRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Examiner.com

    Jae Gardner is one of New York City's top social entrepreneurs, instrumental in tutoring and preparing high school students for college . His company- The Ivy Key , serves over 100 New York City and New Jersey public schools, and it has expanded into China and India through its cloud education program.

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  16. Editorial: Don't lower the bar for graduation in ColoradoRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Denver Post

    Arvada West High School seniors prepare for graduation at the Coors Event Center in Boulder on May 22, 2013. At first glance, a recent move by the Colorado Board of Education to keep in place pending guidelines for high school graduation seems a wise decision.

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  17. Proof of Cheating Casts Pall Over the SATRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Barron's

    Last weekend I received two versions of what appears to be the official version of an SAT exam that was administered in the U.S. and in some international cities on May 2. Bob Schaeffer, public education director at FairTest.org, a nonprofit that advocates holistic methods of evaluating students and "works to end the misuses and flaws of testing practices," received an email with these exams attached on May 1. Schaeffer, who forwarded the tests to me, got them from a contact in South Korea, who asked not to be named. The contact sent the same email with the exams attached to a Washington Post journalist, who wrote about it earlier this month.

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  18. Democrats catch education funding amnesiaRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

    If you were a sentient mammal in the United States in 2011, you likely recall Wisconsin's public union travails of that year. In Madison, teachers unions canceled school for four days, joining other organized labor sympathizers who surrounded the Capitol building while banging drums and chanting.

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  19. US Naval Academy PSK31 CubeSat Transponders ActiveRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | QST

    PSK31 transponders on two US Naval Academy CubeSats are operational, according to Bob Bruninga, WB4APR. The CubeSats launched on May 20 from Cape Canaveral on an Atlas 5 launcher.

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  20. Gretna Elementary Celebrates iReady ProgramRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | WCTV Tallahassee

    ... to learn about the program. It helps identify kids' academic progress and helps them get ready for standardized testing. There was music and free barbecue for everyone to celebrate the success of the program, and all of the top i-ready scorers for ...

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