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3 hrs ago | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Parents list their own opt out solutions

Lee County School board members have been under fire for passing a vote to opt the district out of state mandated tests.


Related Topix: Standardized Testing

6 hrs ago | SFGate

Missouri ballot features teacher evaluation change

Missouri voters are likely to hear a lot about good teachers and local control in the coming months, as a costly campaign unfolds over a ballot proposal that would link teachers' salaries and jobs to the performance of their students.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Standardized Testing

10 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Modi goes to Japan, takes an indirect swipe at China

The bonhomie between Modi and his "old friend" Shinzo Abe, the Japanese prime minister, was evident during his five-day visit that began Saturday.


Related Topix: World News, India, Asia, Travel, Asia Travel, Beijing, China Travel, China Travel, Manmohan Singh

14 hrs ago |

Tourism continues to trump education

VHTA spends thousands of dollars each year lobbying the legislature and the governor's office to keep Virginia's students from getting back to school too early.


Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Labor Day, Fairfax County, VA, us Travel, Travel, Education Etc., Standardized Testing

17 hrs ago | The Globe and Mail

You set your kid up for failure? Nice work

All too soon, it's that time of year again. Tomorrow, children go back to school across the country.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Standardized Testing

Sun Aug 31, 2014

The News-Star

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High school ag teachers in short supply Schools are increasingly unable to hire as many agriculture teachers as they need.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Education Etc., Standardized Testing

South China Morning Post

SAT test accused of trying to impose American values on Chinese students

Chinese students have shown an insatiable appetite for attending US colleges - last year alone, more than 235,000 were enrolled at American institutions of higher education.


Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Standardized Testing, Prison


Study: Early school start times hinder students

As kids all across the country once again set their alarms for back-to-school wake-up calls, one group of doctors says if those students don't snooze, they could lose.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Sleep, Medicine, Health, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Standardized Testing

New York Post

Do top-tier educations lead mainly to wealthy depressives?

Today's top colleges are so selective that incoming students' resumes burst with seven or eight AP courses and nine or 10 extracurriculars.


Related Topix: Kids, Family, Standardized Testing


What's happening to Common Core in NC?

The General Assembly passed a law this summer that opponents of Common Core hope will derail its use in North Carolina's public schools.


Related Topix: Pat McCrory, US Governors, Standardized Testing

The Age

Australian killed in Bolivian bus crash

Canberran Kurt Steel died in the crash when a bus returning to La Paz from the Salara de Uyuni salt flats crashed on Saturday.


Related Topix: South America, Bolivia, World News, Australia, Standardized Testing

Sat Aug 30, 2014

New Jersey Herald


While local students prepare for their first day of school, at least three local high schools can claim bragging rights based on school "report cards" published over the last 10 days or so.


Related Topix: New Jersey, Standardized Testing, Sussex County, NJ, Warren County, NJ

The Washington Post


Hundreds converged on Ferguson on Saturday to march for Michael Brown, the unarmed black 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a white police officer three weeks ago to the day.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, St. Louis, MO, St Louis County, MO


LI high schools boost AP course offerings despite tight budgets

College-level courses in subjects ranging from calculus and physics to film and dance are expanding in high schools across Long Island, despite enrollment declines and financial strains that have led to cutbacks in other programs, a Newsday analysis finds.


Related Topix: Standardized Testing

Estes Park Trail-Gazette

Colorado schools finding ways to bring digital devices into classrooms

With help from headphones and an iPad, 10-year-old William Grijalvas stays tuned in to Mathis Santella's fourth-grade math class at Ashley Elementary School in Denver.


Related Topix: Colorado, Douglas County, CO, Family, Kids, Adams County, CO, Standardized Testing, Education Etc.

Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School No. 80 On 'Newsweek' National High Schools List

Newsweek has announced its rankings of more than 700 public, private, charter and magnet schools across the country, and Rumson-Fair Haven High School comes in at Number 80. Newsweek used six indicators for its ranking methodology, its Daily Beast website said, including graduation and college acceptance rates; college-level courses and exams; ... (more)


Related Topix: Haven, KS, Standardized Testing

JD Journal

Florida Lawsuit Filed Over Private School Vouchers

Summary : A lawsuit has been filed in Florida alleging that a state funded voucher program, which provides scholarships to private schools, is unconstitutional.


Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, School Vouchers, US Governors, Rick Scott

Sedalia Democrat

Sedalia 200 on par statewide

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released its 2014 Annual Performance Reports this week, and while the Sedalia School District 200 received fewer points than in 2013, district officials said the slight drop was expected.


Related Topix: Missouri, Education Etc., Standardized Testing

Fri Aug 29, 2014

'Newsweek' Ranks Bergen County Academies No. 81 Nationally

The 2014-15 school year hasn't even begun, but it's already a success for Northern Valley Regional High School.


Related Topix: Standardized Testing

St. Petersburg Times

Editorial: Federal education enforcers out of line

Duncan said Thursday that states can apply for extra time before they use student test scores to judge teachers' performance.


Related Topix: George Bush, W., Florida, Florida Government, Washington DC, Standardized Testing, Opinion