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1 hr ago | Shelter Island Reporter

Weekend Edition: The long and winding road

The occasional road trip to Vermont is always littered with memories. This recent one was permanently etched with an odd encounter with an old friend.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Montpelier, VT

5 hrs ago | Nashville Scene

Register Locks Arms With Council, Charters

The room was largely empty, but Director of Schools Jesse Register's call to stop to the fighting over Nashville education was heard far and wide last night.

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Related Topix: Nashville, TN, Vanderbilt University, Standardized Testing

9 hrs ago | WBAL-TV Baltimore

Md. Science Center caters to home-schooled kids

Even though there are more resources for parent, sometimes it's easier to learn in an interactive environment and the Maryland Science Center has programs just for kids who learn at home.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Home Schooling

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Press-Telegram

Teacher union convention opens with fiery speech

Gov. Jerry Brown and the union's own president headlined the American Federation of Teachers convention Friday, but it was a fiery speech from a North Carolina reverend that roused the crowd.

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Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, Standardized Testing

KSTP

Prominent Education Reform Group Pulls Out Of Minnesota

One of the country's most controversial education reform groups is pulling out of Minnesota.

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Related Topix: Minnesota Government, Minnesota, Standardized Testing

Amarillo.com

Upward Bound program helps students further their education

Before getting involved in Upward Bound, Hereford High School senior Roldan Peregrino planned to become a diesel mechanic.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., West Texas A&M University, Texas A&M University, Dimmitt, TX, Family, Kids, Standardized Testing

NOLA.com

St. Bernard students make slight gains in state, national tests; graduation rate up

St. Bernard students made slight gains in subject tests in the school year that ended in May, and more high school students graduated within four years, according to data released Friday.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Standardized Testing

Myrtle Beach Online

Little libraries build community and love for books

When her son Jack Gavron heads to college in the fall, Mindy Fox will get a library.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Leawood, KS

Gazette.net

Montgomery County officials grapple with student achievement gap

Montgomery County's longstanding student achievement gap will bring together county and school officials as they try to hammer out ways to shrink those differences between high schools that have low or high levels of student poverty.

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Related Topix: Montgomery County, MD, Standardized Testing, Germantown, MD

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Canberra City News

Art in schools encourages discovery

FOUR well-known Canberra artists will work in ACT public schools helping pupils to expand their creative opportunities, it was announced today by Minister for the Arts and Education and Training Joy Burch.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing

RedState

The Common Core Assault on Homeschooling

Ohio is one of the many states in the U.S. that is scheduled to implement the controversial Common Core requirements next year.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education Etc., Home Schooling

The Washington Post

D.C. Council panel advances special-education bills

The D.C. Council's Education Committee on Thursday unanimously supported special-education legislation intended to speed services to children and give parents more leverage in disputes.

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KOCO-TV Oklahoma City

10 parents charged for not taking children to school

VEHICLES, BUT THEY WILL HAVE TO RETURN THEM. SOME ARE SAYING THAT IT'S A LOGISTICAL NIGHTMARE.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Family, Kids, Standardized Testing, Guthrie, OK

Daily Press & Argus

Low college readiness causes concern

It is past time for Michigan's citizens and policymakers to acknowledge the crisis looming in the state's future: The state's public schools are failing to educate the next generation of Michiganders.

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Related Topix: Michigan, Michigan Government, Standardized Testing, Opinion

The Town Talk

Jindal sets July 17 meeting with education chief over Common Core

Gov. Bobby Jindal has scheduled a July 17 meeting with Education Superintendent John White to try to negotiate a compromise in their dispute over testing tied to the Common Core education standards, the governor's office announced Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Bobby Jindal, US Governors, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Standardized Testing

New Hampshire Public Radio -

Math Nerd or Bookworm? Many Of The Same Genes Shape Both Abilities

Many of us tend to align ourselves with either numbers or words. We're either math brains or we're reading brains.

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Related Topix: Kings College, Standardized Testing, Genetics, Medicine

The Washington Post

Unlocking the secrets of human consciousness

It turns out that the human brain may not be as mysterious as it has always seemed to be.

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The Washington Post

Critics of D.C. education policies question test score gains

A group of education advocates is calling on the District to release more information about students' performance on city tests, arguing that the limited data released in years past has overstated city schools' progress.

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Related Topix: African-American

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Myrtle Beach Online

Petition supporting gator wrangler gains steam

Joe Maffo's company, Critter Management, had its contract to remove alligators terminated by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources in late June.

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Related Topix: Hilton Head Island, SC

Journalgazette.net

Testing-contract confusion plagues ed board

The discord was so high Tuesday ahead of the meeting that Glenda Ritz, the state superintendent of public instruction, released a statement blasting a proposed resolution giving the board more control over a waiver of federal education requirements.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Pence, US Governors, Standardized Testing, Indiana

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