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  1. Pennsylvania House passes bill to tweak charter school rulesRead the original story w/Photo

    8 min ago | O-R Online

    HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania's charter and cybercharter schools would obtain funding directly from the state Department of Education instead of through local districts as part of a package of changes that was passed Wednesday by the House.

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  2. Nest To Wings host college prep conference in LongmontRead the original story

    25 min ago | LongmontFYI

    Preparing for college can be a monumental challenge. Deciding when to apply, how to apply and how to make your first year away valuable can be overwhelming.

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  3. Senate panel approves testing bill amid troublesRead the original story w/Photo

    54 min ago | News 4 Jax

    Amid conflicting reports about how well the state's troubled online school-testing platform is working, a key Senate committee voted Wednesday along party lines to approve a bill aimed at rolling back the number of exams students take. The Senate PreK-12 Education Committee voted 7-4 to approve the measure .

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  4. Small Biz Networking Meetup Group in Flemington welcomes guest speaker John DanceyRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Jersey Journal

    The Small Biz Networking Meetup Group will meet 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17, at Flemington Raritan Diner, Route 31. Guest speaker will be John Dancey, former N.J. State Trooper, business owner and student of motivation and economics, he has spent more than 25 years studying and talking about "Positive Mental Attitude." His early technical background led him to develop a motivational presentation, which he shared with vo-tech schools and high schools after his retirement.

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  5. BCHS Star student, teacher namedRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Bryan County News

    Bryan County High School STAR Teacher Keith Corbin, Pembroke Lion's Club President Bill Anderson and Bryan County High School STAR student Reed Walker. In front of cheering classmates, faculty, family and friends, Bryan County High School senior Reed Walker was named the school's STAR student Monday.

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  6. Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows What's On: Published March 05, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Times

    The TIMES publishes a comprehensive calendar of events, meetings, support services and more happening in and around Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge. If you wish to submit a non-profit entry for consideration, please email it at least 10 days in advance to editorial@mrtimes.com.

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  7. Best 2015 Summer Camp in HoustonRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | PR Log

    PRLog - March 4, 2015 - HOUSTON -- Study Dorm is offering a summer camp program for children entering grades 1-12. Parents interested in registering their kids in the program can do before May 20th 2015.

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  8. UCSB Inferiority?Read the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | The Daily Nexus

    ... applicant to many prestigious colleges. On the other hand, my neighbor at Cornell mastered the art of standardized testing and high school achievement, but did not display as fervent a passion for academics as my friend. These are, of course, ...

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    Tuesday | WFMJ-TV Youngstown

    Ohio senators have passed a bill to bar schools from using the results of new proficiency tests to determine a student's advancement to the next grade level. The Senate voted unanimously Wednesday on the legislation, which also ensures that schools don't lose state aid for students not taking standardized tests this school year.

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  10. Obama looks to improve teacher trainingRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 22 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    Teacher Meg Honey smiles while speaking to Nicole Apana, 16, during an AP U.S. History class at Northgate High School in Walnut Creek, Calif., on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015. Honey, who also teaches instructors at Saint Mary's College, was interviewed about proposed federal regulations on teacher-preparation programs.

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  11. Florida Senate panel votes to scale back testingRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Miami Herald

    A plan to scale back testing in Florida schools cleared its first hurdle in the Florida Legislature on Wednesday, winning the approval of the Senate Education Committee. Sen. Don Gaetz, a Niceville Republican and former schools superintendent, said the bill would "place a lid on too much testing."

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  12. South Australian schools make national 'most improved' listRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | ABC News

    Almost 30 South Australian schools have shown an improvement on their literacy and numeracy skills, according to results from last year's NAPLAN tests. The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority has released a list of 307 Australian schools, including 28 from South Australia, that have shown significant improvement in literacy and numeracy results.

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  13. ACT schools make NAPLAN 'most improved' listRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | ABC News

    Twenty Canberra schools included on a national list have shown a significant improvement in literacy and numeracy skills among students, according to results from last year's NAPLAN tests. Fourteen ACT primary schools and six secondary schools made the "high gains" list of more than 300 schools from across Australia.

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  14. St. John's, Buffalo Waive LSAT for Some StudentsRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Law.com

    In August, the ABA changed its rules to allow law schools to admit 10 percent of students in their entering classes without the LSAT, which has allowed St. John's University School of Law and the University at Buffalo Law School to admit high-performing students from affiliated undergraduate programs.

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  15. Ohio Senate Education Chair Unaware Of Law She's PromotingRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Plunderbund

    Earlier this week we wrote about Ohio House Bill 7 , which is described as a "Safe Harbor" law for students, protecting them from negative ramifications based on the 2014-15 state standardized tests. Today, in a teleconference about testing , Senator Peggy Lehner, chair of the Senate Education Committee that passed the bill out of committee last week and sent it to the full Senate for a vote , said: "For the 2014-15 school year only, student test scores on end of course exams or on any of the 3-8 achievement assessments cannot be used as a factor to retain a student or promote them to a higher grade or in any decision to grant course credit."

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  16. Sherrod Brown Suggests Help for NCLB Standardized TestsRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | WVIZ-TV Cleveland

    A consensus appears to be forming that American schoolchildren are taking too many standardized tests. Liberals complain that it's being done to punish teachers.

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  17. Letter: VouchersRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Sun Journal

    I am writing in response to Mr. Lindauer, who supports the continuation of the private voucher system for students in North Carolina for low income families. This program would continue to drain $4,200 per eligible student from our state's public school budget and funnel it to private schools.

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  18. Olathe school responds after student's TB diagnosisRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | KMBC-TV

    A student at Olathe Northwest High School has been diagnosed with tuberculosis and officials are looking for people who may have had close contact with him or her. BEEN A FACTOR.

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  19. TPS will not be fined for students who opt out of standardized testsRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | WTOL-TV Toledo

    The Ohio Department of Education says Toledo Public Schools won't be fined for students who opt out of standardized tests.

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  20. Bill to Limit Testing Time Passes Senate SubcommitteeRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | Sunshine State News

    A changed bill to limit the time spent on standardized tests and modify teacher performance evaluations made its way through the Florida PK-12 Education Subcommittee on Wednesday. SB 616 , sponsored by Sen. John Legg, R-Lutz, would reduce assessment testing time to 5 percent of total school hours.

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