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3 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Should you take SAT subject tests?

What is an SAT Subject Test? And should you sit for one of these exams, in addition to the ACT and/or the SAT? Because SAT Subject Tests, of which there are 20 exams in the broad fields of English, foreign language, history, mathematics, and science, do not replace the more common ACT and SAT in an admissions package, you must devote additional ... (more)

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Amherst College, Cornell University

7 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Washington loses waiver on No Child Left Behind

Education Secretary Arne Duncan told state officials he was taking away a waiver that allowed the state to ignore some requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind law because Washington did not meet federal demands to include student performance on standardized tests in teacher evaluations.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Washington, Standardized Testing, US Governors

8 hrs ago | Tri-cityherald.com

State loses education waiver, schools lose dollars

September 15, 2013 - Hanford High School language arts teacher Kim Maldonado leads her class in the analysis of an article about terrorism.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Standardized Testing

13 hrs ago | Philadelphia Public Record

New Rep May Score Rare Win For Dyslexia

STATE REP. Ed Neilson asks question during testimony about dyslexia at House Democratic Policy Committee hearing in N. Phila.

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Related Topix: Widener University, Standardized Testing

17 hrs ago | Greenwich Citizen

Arizona Legislature adjourns after 101 days

But the Arizona Legislature did it. It officially wrapped up its 2014 session around 1:45 a.m. on Thursday, following hours of debates that began Wednesday and a last-minute threat by House legislators over a bill that extends the life of several state boards.

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Related Topix: Arizona, Arizona Government, US Governors, Jan Brewer, School Vouchers, Education Etc.

21 hrs ago | WLKY-TV Louisville

KSP rules Nelson County deaths as homicides

GOOD EVENING, I'M VICKI DORTCH. AND I'M RICK VAN HOOSE. KENTUCKY STATE POLICE HAVE OFFICIALLY RULED THE DEATHS OF THE NELSON COUNTY MOTHER AND DAUGHTER AS HOMICIDES.

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Related Topix: Nelson County, KY, Bardstown, KY, Standardized Testing

Wed Apr 23, 2014

KOLD-TV Tucson

House strips school voucher bill

The Arizona House has approved a bill that would help expedite the approval process for parents of some students in the state school voucher program.

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Related Topix: School Vouchers

WTVM

More guilty pleas planned in dog fighting probe

Eleventh graders in Alabama's public schools will be the first class to take advantage of a free ACT exam.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Columbus, GA, Georgia, Muscogee County, GA, Auburn University

The Warwick Advertiser

Top 13 things college admissions officers want to see

College counselor and author of From Public School to the Ivy League: How to Get into a Top School Without Top Dollar Resources, Mandee Heller Adler.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Standardized Testing

Lincoln Daily News

California GOP Hopeful Wants Free College For Science, Math Students

California Republican gubernatorial hopeful Neel Kashkari called for free college tuition for students pursuing math and science degrees, part of an education reform plan released Tuesday that would also model public schools after charter schools.

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Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, US News, Tea Party, US Politics, Barack Obama, Standardized Testing

Missourian

Missouri Senate panel adopts tuition restriction, renews Bright Flight scholarships

A Missouri Senate committee adopted a state budget provision Tuesday to prevent public colleges and universities from offering in-state tuition rates to students living in the country illegally.

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Related Topix: Missouri, Standardized Testing

Patch.com

Common Core or Common Sense?

This post was contributed by a community member. The views expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Patch Media Corporation.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Myrtle Beach Online

Second man dies in Murrells Inlet fire

Horry County Fire/Rescue and Murrells Inlet-Garden City Fire Department personnel investigate the scene of a reported fatal house fire Sunday morning at 215 B. Calhoun Drive in Garden City Beach.

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Related Topix: Obituaries

Chicago Sun-Times

Ex-head of suburban religious organization denies sex harassment

The former head of a controversial Oak Brook-based religious and home-schooling organization, who resigned in March following allegations he sexually harassed teen girls, is denying any inappropriate sexual behavior.

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Related Topix: Home Schooling

Anchorage Daily News

No rush job in reconciling House, Senate education bills, says committee chairman

The Legislature's free conference committee opened for business Tuesday morning with the goal of merging the House and Senate education bills into a single version that could pass both bodies.

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Related Topix: Anchorage, AK, Wasilla, AK, Home Schooling, Juneau, AK

KHOU-TV Houston

Backers, opponents of Michigan ban react to ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court decision Tuesday upholding the state's ban on racial preference in college admissions comes as the University of Michigan has been taking steps to reach out to minorities and make them feel welcome on campus.

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Related Topix: Michigan, US News, US Supreme Court, Standardized Testing

Detroit News

Activists to ask U-M to drop 'discriminatory' ACT, SAT scores from admissions

Jose Alvarenga, national organizer of By Any Means Necessary , and other BAMN members protest the Supreme Court's decision Tuesday on the University of Michigan campus.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, US Supreme Court, US News

GhanaWeb

Ghana's exam-centered education must change - Prof. Baah

A Lecturer and Head of Political Science Department of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology says Ghana's educational system which solely assesses students based on examination scores is not the best.

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Related Topix: Wesleyan University, Standardized Testing

Patch.com

Cobb Schools Score Higher Than 2013 State Averages For College and Career Readiness

From the Cobb County School District Scores for Cobb County Schools on the 2013 College and Career Ready Performance Index topped average scores for Georgia schools at all three levels - elementary, middle and high.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Cobb County, GA, Georgia, Cobb, GA, Standardized Testing

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Muscogee school board approves region chiefs, pre-K consolidation

The Muscogee County School Board on Monday night unanimously approved superintendent David Lewis' recommendation to appoint three educators as the district's regional chiefs.

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Related Topix: Muscogee County, GA, Columbus, GA, Standardized Testing

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