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37 min ago | Medical News Today

Researchers use breast milk to show a correlation between dietary fats and academic success

You are what you eat, the saying goes, and now a study conducted by researchers at UC Santa Barbara and the University of Pittsburgh suggests that the oft-repeated adage applies not just to physical health but to brain power as well. In a paper published in the early online edition of the journal Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids , the researchers compared the fatty acid profiles of breast milk from women in over two dozen countries with how well children from those same countries performed on academic tests.


Related Topix: UC Santa Barbara, University of Pittsburgh, Supplement, DHA, Life, Food, Vegetables, LA, Standardized Testing

1 hr ago | Journal

CHS buoyed by - very good' ACT scores

Cathedral High School starts the new school year buoyed by high ACT scores, a new principal, a number of new staff, and several initiatives to further improve the curriculum, school climate and facilities. Among other things, St. Anthony Elementary reports the addition of an after-school care program, a new Home and School Association, curriculum and facility updates, and initiatives to further strengthen Catholic identity, healthy lifestyles, instructional technology, and the individualization of instruction.


Related Topix: Standardized Testing, St. Anthony, MN, Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Shelly, MN

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Wall St. Cheat Sheet

10 Years Later: 4 Gadgets That Left TI-84s in the Past

Ten years ago consumers were still reading paper books instead of eBooks on Kindles and other eReaders. Ten years ago consumers were still thinking of smartwatches as a science fiction device on their favorite TV show.


Related Topix: Standardized Testing

The GMAT Club Journal

MBA Admissions Tip: Dealing with a Low GPA

Explaining a low GPA can be difficult and it requires you to examine your GPA's trend. Consider the following scenarios: a Scenario A - 3.0 GPA, upward trend - You goofed off for your first few semesters and didn't weigh the consequences.


Related Topix: Standardized Testing

Jacksonville Daily News

Home-school fair links students, resources

Local school representatives gathered at the Onslow County Public Library this week to learn more about teaching in the household.


Related Topix: Libraries, Onslow County, NC, Home Schooling, Jacksonville, NC

The Raw Story

Tucker Carlson suspects school indoctrination plot because children...

Fox News host Tucker Carlson asserted over the weekend that American teachers were assigning less homework because they were lazy union members and wanted to hide the curriculum from parents. During the Sunday edition of Fox & Friends , Carlson noted that many schools had argued that students should spend time in the evenings with their families.


Related Topix: Kids, Family, Standardized Testing

Xenia Daily Gazette

New report cards show link between poverty, student performance

Analysis of the Ohio School Report Cards released Friday shows poverty continues to be a driving factor in student performance at school districts across the state. The analysis was conducted by Howard B. Fleeter, a consultant with the Education Tax Policy Institute , on behalf of the Ohio School Boards Association , Ohio Association of School Business Officials and Buckeye Association of School Administrators .


Related Topix: Education Etc., Ohio, Standardized Testing

Sat Sep 13, 2014


Wisconsin: Walker, Burke have clear contrasts on education

Some of the starkest differences in the platforms of Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke concern education policies such as Wisconsin's nascent statewide school voucher program and the Common Core academic standards. Walker, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, faces Burke, a Madison school board member, on Nov. 4. The past three Marquette University Law School polls, including one released Aug. 27, showed the race to be nearly even with only about 5 percent of registered voters undecided.


Related Topix: Wisconsin, Scott Walker, US Governors, School Vouchers, Marquette University, University of Wisconsin Madison, Milwaukee, WI

Myrtle Beach Online

Retrial in Myrtle Beach police officera s killing set to begin Monday

The marker for slain Myrtle Beach Police Office, Joseph "Joe" McGarry is on one side of the new Fallen Officer Memorial Fountain near the Myrtle Beach Police Department. 12:30 a.m. Dec. 29, 2002: Joe McGarry, 28, stopped a man in the parking lot of Dunkin Donuts on North Kings Highway to question him.


Related Topix: Obituaries


More Than Half Of Parents In Favor Of School Choice | Kevin Glass

White House: We Aren't Going to Get Into What The "Legal, Academic Definition of War" With ISIS May Be School choice programs are a flashpoint in a few elections this year; Dan discussed a poll about Wisconsin's school choice program playing a major role in Scott Walker's re-election push. Another recent poll finds that most parents are in favor of some kind of school voucher program.


Related Topix: School Vouchers

The Washington Post

Former education secretary Bill Bennett paid to praise Common Core to conservatives

Bill Bennett, who was education secretary under President Ronald Reagan, just published an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal : "The Conservative Case for Common Core," with the subhead: Federal intrusion and misleading rumors do a disservice to an effort that started in the states. The piece begins with Bennett saying he has been "following the national debate" over the Common Core state standards, and continues with a smack at the Obama administration for its involvement and then tries to explain why conservatives should support the Core.


Related Topix: Bobby Jindal, US Governors, Arts, Literature

San Mateo Daily Journal

Applying oneself

Coinciding with the onslaught of their last year of high school, members of the class of 2015 are faced with one of the most dreaded parts of adolescence - applying to colleges. From the beginning of the academic school year until May 1, seniors will be writing and rewriting essays, searching for teachers to put a good word in for them through letters of recommendation and dealing with their egos after receiving letters of acceptance and rejection from colleges.


Related Topix: Standardized Testing

The York Daily Record

White roses and thorns

Graduates from left Darius Boxley, Sara Bray, Rebekah Buchanan, and Rose Crosset toss their caps during the commencement ceremony at York Suburban High School Wednesday, June 5, 2013. ROSES >> To York Suburban High School for being ranked among the top 100 high schools in the nation by a Newsweek report.


Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Windsor, PA, Dallastown, PA, Opinion

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Teachers have a job, and they should do it

There is continuing controversy over whether teachers should be evaluated solely on whether they show up for classes, faculty meetings and professional development seminars, or whether they also should be held accountable for the quality of their "product"- educated students. Teachers and teacher unions continue to fight this latter notion, apparently believing it would end civilization as we know it.


Related Topix: Somerset, TX, Education Etc., Standardized Testing, Opinion

Burlington Times News

Six ABSS schools must make plans for closing achievement gaps

The state has labeled six local schools as not meeting targets aimed at closing achievement gaps, and those schools have to come up with a plan to fix that. That means for two years in a row these local high schools did not have enough students in different subgroups taking - "participating" in - and passing - "performance" on - required tests.


Related Topix: Standardized Testing

The Washington Post

An Estonian agent, a Russian arrest and more tensions with Moscow

Estonia was still in the afterglow of President Obama's visit - and his promises of unwavering Western support against possible Russian threats - when a security services agent named Eston Kohver headed toward the borderlands near Russia. His bosses say Kohver was investigating a suspected smuggling ring with top-level Russian links.


Related Topix: Europe, World News, Estonia, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization),

New Jersey 2014 election Congressional district 5

New Jersey voters will fill seats in the United States House of Representatives in all twelve congressional districts in November, plus one Senate seat. This column will attempt to provide at least a snapshot of each of the twenty-six major party candidates in these races.


Related Topix: US Politics, Scott Garrett, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Immigration Reform, New Jersey, Rutgers University, School Vouchers

The Detroit News

Ray Liotta dug deep to play a preacher in 'The Identical'

Ray Liotta just wanted to have fun. Back in the 1970s, the Jersey boy got wind that the University of Miami had a party reputation, and he wanted in.


Related Topix: Sport Movies, Field of Dreams, Drama Movies, Ray Liotta, Celebrities, University of Miami, Standardized Testing

Heritage building success

Heritage math department head Matt Smith looks at the work page from Niklaus Smith, 13, during the eighth-grade algebra I class on Wednesday at Heritage Junior Senior High. In a world of high-stakes standardized testing, Indiana's spring academic drill, ISTEP+, tells the story in cold, hard numbers.


Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Indiana

Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Washington Post

Kindergarten teacher: a There is a good possibility I will be fired but...a

Teachers are increasingly speaking up about the onslaught of standardized tests that students in all grades - including kindergarten - are required to take in public schools today. Some are refusing to administer the tests, which can result in a teacher being dismissed for a breach of contract.

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