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  1. Princeton Review Apologizes for Misquoting Taylor Swift LyricRead the original story

    5 min ago | WVII

    The test-prep company issued an apology after misquoting the pop star's song "Fifteen" in its SAT prep materials. In a section focusing on pronoun errors in popular songs, the Swift quote reads, "Somebody tells you they love you, you got to believe 'em."

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  2. Arkansas House backs changes to lottery-funded scholarshipsRead the original story w/Photo

    24 min ago | NewsOK.com

    By a 64-23 vote, the House approved legislation that would cut the scholarships incoming freshmen would receive and base eligibility solely on standardized testing. A separate proposal to award the scholarships based on the number of credit hours earned by college students was approved on a 77-0 vote.

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  3. A dilemma?Read the original story w/Photo

    46 min ago | Daily Kos

    I am leaving my current position at the end of this year. That is a done deal. The commute of 45 miles is in itself a sufficient reason.

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  4. Princeton Review Apologizes for Misquoting Taylor Swift LyricRead the original story w/Photo

    55 min ago | ETonline

    The test-prep company issued an apology after misquoting the pop star's song "Fifteen" in its SAT prep materials. In a section focusing on pronoun errors in popular songs, the Swift quote reads, "Somebody tells you they love you, you got to believe 'em."

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  5. Michigan Picks Two Companies For $103.7 Million School Test DealRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | WLNS-TV Lansing

    Michigan authorities have picked two companies for a three-year, $103.7 million contract to give standardized tests to the state's public school students. The state Department of Education says that the tests will continue to go under the name M-STEP, short for Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress.

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  6. Alabama Crimson Tide signing day isn't just for football starsRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Alabama Live

    Cameron Robinson will never forget the day he pulled that crimson-and-white ball cap down on his head on signing day, as the cameras clicked and proud eyes looked on. And while the sophomore center on Murphy High School's football team may not yet be headed for Nick Saban's office, on Thursday he did ink his commitment to the University of Alabama, based on his academic prowess, not his three-point stance.

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  7. generic classroom generic schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | WOODTV.com

    Michigan authorities have picked two companies for a three-year, $103.7 million contract to give standardized tests to the state's public school students. The state Department of Education says that the tests will continue to go under the name M-STEP, short for Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress.

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  8. On Common Core test, 'sit and stare' was boycott's optionRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | NOLA.com

    PARCC administrators manual. One St. Charles Parish parent who opted out of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers test said her son was made to "sit and stare" while others completed tests.

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  9. Minnesota Company Picked For $103.7 Million Michigan Test DealRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | CBS Local

    ... the proliferation of testing and the fact that it is taking away from learning. "There is way too much standardized testing in our schools," Dziadosz said. "It's getting in the way of teaching." The contracts still await a review process that allows ...

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  10. Arkansas House supports overhaul to lottery scholarshipRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Norwalk Citizen News

    ... o cut the lottery-funded scholarships incoming freshmen will receive and base its eligibility solely on standardized testing.

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  11. Greenwich's Brunswick Ranks Among Smartest Private Schools In U.S.Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Greenwich Daily Voice

    The Brunswick School in Greenwich was recently ranked one of the smartest private schools in the country, according to Business Insider. Education database company Niche compiled the rankings by weighing a school's SAT/ACT scores, average score of colleges attended by graduates and percentage of graduates who attend four-year schools after graduation, Business Insider said.

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  12. New CTU contract asks for smaller classes, fewer tests, no new chartersRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | Chicago Sun-Times

    ... salary and benefits, topics up for debate include professional development, teacher evaluations and standardized testing, she said. The current contract expires June 30. The Board of Education has said little about negotiations but often refers to a ...

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  13. PARCC test raises ire of Illinois parents to try and seek a legal way outRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Examiner.com

    ... every year, beginning in third grade, and many people are voicing, the by now, standard objections to standardized testing: teaching to the test, reducing children to stats, and the intrinsic unfairness of standards. Joanna Weiss, writing for the ...

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  14. UW education expert urges caution regarding recent remedial courses billRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Badger Herald Online

    State lawmakers are looking to address the proportion of University of Wisconsin System students who take remedial courses, but questions of whether that legislation is needed remain. The state Assembly on Tuesday passed a bill that would order the UW System Board of Regents to require all Wisconsin students taking a UW System placement test in English or mathematics to disclose their high school.

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  15. McInnis backs bill to keep grading scaleRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Richmond County Daily Journal

    State Sen. Tom McInnis has introduced a bill to keep the 15-point grading scale used to measure school performance around for at least two more years. Senate Bill 450 would override a provision of the Excellent Public Schools Act that takes effect this year and would grade school performance on a 10-point scale.

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  16. Michigan picks 2 companies for 3-year, $103.7 million contract for standardized school testingRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Star Tribune

    ... the proliferation of testing and the fact that it is taking away from learning. "There is way too much standardized testing in our schools," Dziadosz said. "It's getting in the way of teaching." The contracts still await a review process that allows ...

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  17. Bangor superintendent recommends $43.9 million school budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

    Bangor Superintendent of Schools Betsy Webb has recommended a budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year that would result in a 15-cent increase in the local property tax rate after last year's 59-cent increase. Webb attributed the lower mill rate increase to an additional $408,813 in state funding included in Gov. Paul LePage's proposed budget .

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  18. Two Westchester Private Schools Rank Among Nation's 'Smartest'Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Chappaqua Daily Voice

    Education database company Niche compiled the rankings by weighing a school's SAT/ACT scores, average score of colleges attended by graduates and percentage of graduates who attend four-year schools after graduation, Business Insider said. Rye Country Day was the top ranked private school in Westchester, coming in at 25th overall, followed by the Hackley School in Tarrytown at No.

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  19. Playing at poverty is no gameRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

    Playing at poverty is no game Simulation shows what the daily struggle for many people is like. Check out this story on DemocratandChronicle.com: http://on.rocne.ws/1CeG9zL Just a guess, but people who live in poverty don't start the day with muffins, bagels and an array of fresh fruit.

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  20. Teens With Too Much HomeworkRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | MyHighPlains.com

    Those whose teachers assigned homework on a regular basis had better scores on the standardized tests and those who frequently or always had help available also scored higher.

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