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  1. The rebuilding of Lawrence Public Schools after receivership and what it might teach HolyokeRead the original story w/Photo

    47 min ago |

    SPRINGFIELD -- Four years after the state placed the entire Lawrence school system in receivership, city education officials say they had to tear down existing impediments and rebuild the district on a school-by-school level. The restructuring of the district may offer some insight into how such changes could play out in Holyoke, where the state board of education will vote on whether the district should be put in receivership.


  2. Does it Make Sense to Pursue a Humanities Doctorate? The Pros and...Read the original story w/Photo

    56 min ago | Switched

    You loved studying literature in college and thought how much fun it would be to be the teacher leading the discussions you enjoyed.


  3. NYS opt out stats by district update: At least 150,000 skip math exam; 193,000 boycott ELARead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Post-Standard

    The number of students opting out of this year's math state standardized tests is at least 150,000 students, according to a statewide opt out group tracking the number of students who refused to take the exams. So far, the group has collected numbers on the math exam for 44 percent of the approximately 700 school districts in the state, said Loy Gross, one of the co-founders of United to Counter the Core.


  4. A.M. Roundup: Telecommunication breakdownRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Albany Times Union

    Good morning! The Legislature returns to Albany today for the first of three session days, though the governor will remain in the city so nice they named it twice. Though the governor's return on Tuesday is still in question, forecasters say better weather will make the scene then.


  5. High-schoolers face challenge qualifying for college-credit programsRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Columbus Dispatch

    Columbus State Community College is working with several central Ohio school districts to link high-school students to college courses and professional certification. When Jocelyn Cosgrave was principal of Muskingum Valley New Tech Academy in Zanesville two years ago, her students could take courses free at Zane State College, a two-year technical school.


  6. Obesity may hold back America's kids at schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    Obesity may hold back America's kids at school Academic achievement suffers when children eat junk food and don't exercise, researchers say Check out this story on The rising rate of obesity in America's kids may be causing more than just physical harm. Research indicates that the childhood obesity epidemic may also threaten the academic success of millions of students.


  7. Bills to regulate gambling in Maine up for debateRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | WMTW-TV Auburn

    Lawmakers are holding public hearings Monday on 10 bills related to gambling in Maine. WMTW News 8's Kyle Jones reports.


  8. Poll: New Yorkers close on if test opt-outs are rightRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Albany Times Union

    The polarized debate over Common Core-aligned state tests is leaving New Yorkers split on whether students should take them. A Siena College poll released Monday shows that a small majority of voters say parents were right to opt their kids out of state English Language Arts and math tests over the past two weeks.


  9. Christos Kyrgios helps raise awareness for alopeciaRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Age

    Christos Kyrgios, with Caitlin O'Hehir, 10, wants to help raise awareness as an ambassador for the Australia Alopecia Areata Foundation. He was five years old, lining up for a bus and still shy about his alopecia, a condition which causes people's hair to fall out.


  10. Voters give high grades to test opt-outs: PollRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

    Voters give high grades to test opt-outs: Poll Check out this story on A slim majority of New York voters supported a movement by parents to have their children opt out of standardized tests this month -- but suburban and upstate voters were widely in a favor of it, a poll today found. The effort was mainly upstate and in the New York City suburbs, and the Siena College poll today showed that support for the opt outs was largely in those regions.


  11. School NotesRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Times-Tribune

    Sam has been playing the violin since he was in fourth grade. He is the publicity officer for the orchestra.


  12. May 1 is big day for college-bound seniorsRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Foster's Daily Democrat

    Friday, May 1, is a big day for seniors planning to go to college in the fall. That is the day that students commit to one school.


  13. Test-taking hurts individual thinkingRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Albany Times Union

    Peter Kauffmann's essay only serves to show how very desperate those who support high-stakes standardized testing have become. To compare the decision to opt out of a test whose validity and reliability as a measure of student progress and teacher effectiveness is at the very best questionable to a decision to opt out of World War II is absolutely ludicrous and suggests that the tests now have yet another purpose: To measure our students' moxie.


  14. Opt-out movement accelerates amid Common Core testingRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | ESchool News

    ... exams. Some lawmakers, sensing a tipping point, are backing the parents and teachers who complain about standardized testing. Resistance could be costly: If fewer than 95 percent of a district's students participate in tests aligned with Common Core ...


  15. Youth notesRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | The Jersey Journal

    "Diva Chat," program for girls ages 13 and older discussing issues such as staying physically fit, developing positive relationships, building self-esteem and getting good health care, 6-7 p.m., Boys and Girls Club of Hudson County, 225 Morris Blvd. 201-333-4100. "Passport to Manhood," program for boys ages 13 and older with discussion on such topics as positive behavior and personal responsibility, 6-7 p.m., Boys and Girls Club of Hudson County, 225 Morris Blvd. 201-333-4100.


  16. York High School Student Earns Top ACT ScoreRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago |

    Junior Kathryn "Julia" Dierksheide was recently informed by the national headquarters of ACT in Iowa that she earned a 36, the highest possible composite score, on the ACT test she took at York Community High School in March of this year. Julia's top activities are Illinois Music Educators Association All-State and District Orchestra participant on harp for both 2014 and 2015; York Varsity Badminton for 2014 and 2015; York Advisory Team Member for 2014-15; and a recent State qualifier through the Illinois Junior Academy of Science competition with her partner Laura Swain .


  17. St. Columbkille school rebounds with help from Boston CollegeRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday |

    In spring 2006, the St. Columbkille School in Brighton seemed to be on the brink of closure. Enrollment had dwindled to 274, from about 1,800 in the early 1960s.


  18. GMAT Question of the DayRead the original story

    Monday Apr 20 | The GMAT Club Journal

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  19. Traffic brought to a stand still around the Grammar Junior SchoolRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Canberra City News

    With no school buses today as the bus drivers take the extra special Anzac holiday just for ACT Government employees things were always going to get dicey around the private schools. Grey street is a car park from Empire Circuit to Hopetoun Crescent when school's coming out.


  20. Read Full ArticleRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | WKRC-AM Cincinnati

    ... May 2nd at The Pub Rookwood at 8 pm! Come talk about life and liberty over some brews. The growth of standardized testing in our public schools should concern every parent, student, educator, business leader, and policy maker in our country. It's ...