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1 hr ago | 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

5 hrs ago | 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

Myrtle Beach Online

Hernandez's lawyers, Patriots fight over records

Patriots' attorney Andrew Phelan said Wednesday the team has agreed to produce 317 pages of materials sought by Hernandez's defense attorneys.

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Related Topix: Sports, Aaron Hernandez, New England Patriots, NFL Football, NFL Players

Christian Science Monitor

Hot-car deaths of children: A shoe, a teddy bear, and other solutions

Cobb County police investigate an SUV where a toddler died near Marietta, Ga., when the father forgot to drop his child off at day care and went to work, in this file photo from June 18. Parents leaving children alone in a hot car, often with tragic consequences, have been making headlines this summer.

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Related Topix: Cobb County, GA, Marietta, GA, Family, Kids

The Washington Post

Chasing double rainbows over the Washington Monument

With a big line of storms barreling out of the mountains, we decided to meet at the Lincoln Memorial for a storm chase.

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Related Topix: US National Parks, Washington Monument

The Washington Post

McCaskill: Survey shows colleges lack data on sex assaults

Most colleges and universities lack accurate information about the number of sex assaults on their campuses, and many fail to encourage students to report such violence, according to a report Wednesday from a Senate Democrat.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Claire McCaskill, US Senate, Democrat, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Center for American Progress

Return on Educational Investment: 2014

In 2011, the Center of American Progress released the first-ever attempt to evaluate the productivity of almost every major school district in the country.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., School Vouchers, US News, Liberal Political News

WTVF Nashville

Metro Schools Rethinking Recess Time

"The more recess the better," she said. "If he doesn't have some kind of release of that energy it seems like he can't concentrate and that's even true at home."

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Standardized Testing

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Christian Science Monitor

Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth star in the upcoming movie 'Before I Go to Sleep'

Nicole Kidman , Colin Firth , and Mark Strong star in the upcoming film "Before I Go to Sleep," which is based on the bestselling novel of the same name by S.J. Watson.

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