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35 min ago | Brandon Sun

Obama practically weepy over daughter Malia leaving White House in 2 years to attend college

President Barack Obama is practically weepy at the thought of his daughter Malia going off to college, a milestone many months away that is already on his mind.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Santa Clara County, CA, Palo Alto, CA, Standardized Testing, Michelle Obama

Sun Jul 27, 2014

TheAlternativePress.com

Essex County Freeholders Honor the New Jersey Afro Academic,...

Nia Pierce from East Orange wowed the audience with the performance that placed her as Gold Medalist for Music Instrumental Contemporary on the harp.

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Related Topix: Freehold, NJ, New Jersey, Essex County, NJ, Orange, NJ, East Orange, NJ, Standardized Testing

The Virginian-Pilot

New ECSU administrator targets declining enrollment

Myron Burney has the job of recruiting students to Elizabeth City State University, where undergraduate enrollment has declined steadily over the last four years and could drop under 2,000 this fall.

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Related Topix: Elizabeth City State University, Standardized Testing, Morehouse College

Daily Kos

National Education Association's Lily Eskelsen Garcia on teaching, testing, and fighting back

Both major teachers unions, the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers, have been moving toward a more confrontational response to the push, from Democrats as well as Republicans, for public education to be more and more dominated by standardized testing.

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Related Topix: US News, Standardized Testing, Family, Kids, Liberal Political News

Myrtle Beach Online

Lofty goals for new Florida Polytechnic University

With trappings that include a $60 million Innovation, Science and Technology building designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, it is the perfect symbol of a university built with the Silicon Valley-type industry in mind.

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Related Topix: University, FL, University of South Florida

NBC12

Education Editorial: Standardized tests and cheating

In Fulton County, Georgia, Atlanta, thirty-five educators, including the former superintendent, were indicted for a cheating conspiracy that covered nearly sixty schools.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Fulton County, GA, Education Etc., Opinion

Psychology Today

Educational Reform. Why It Is Not Working

The chart below is telling: SAT scores have been flat for over 40 years while education spending has increased 140%.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing

The Union Daily Times

Ten students named South Carolina Junior Scholars7:51 am

Congratulations to the following 8th graders in Union County School District who have achieved the South Carolina Junior Scholar Award for the school year 2013-2014.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Duke University, Standardized Testing

The News-Star

Why I fight for local education

People often ask, what do I think is the most important issue facing Louisiana? Or, if I could accomplish just one thing as governor what would it be? These are tough questions.

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Related Topix: Louisiana, Louisiana Government, Family, Kids, Education Etc., Standardized Testing

Examiner.com

Is law school worth the investment?

Law students are inundated with the pessimistic narrative that job prospects are dismal, law school debt is insurmountable, and the demand for new attorneys is waning.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Myrtle Beach Online

Surviving a rip current: Scientists study ways to predict, escape them

Again and again the researchers toted 3-foot yellow-and-green contraptions fashioned from foam, plastic sewer pipe, gym weights and cheap GPS units into the surf, then walked along the beach to wherever the odd devices washed up and retrieved them under the gaze of puzzled sunbathers.

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Related Topix: Surfing, Outdoor Recreation, Sports, Swimming

Athens Banner-Herald

Georgia Milestones to challenge students, teachers

Students and teachers heading back to school after the summer break can expect a new type of test called Georgia Milestones designed to gauge how each is doing.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Education Digest, July 27, 2014: Opal Cliffs registering for transitional kindergarten

Opal Cliffs Elementary School is accepting applications for youngsters entering transitional kindergarten which is for students turning age 5 between Sept.

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Related Topix: Opal Cliffs, CA, Capitola, CA, Standardized Testing, Santa Clara County, CA, Los Gatos, CA, Scotts Valley, CA

The Washington Post

Students catch school superintendent plagiarizing part of commencement speech

The usual pattern for the detection of plagiarism is for an adult to catch a student copying from someone else's work.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Newton, MA, Boston University, University of Texas at Austin

Myrtle Beach Online

Baby dies after being left in hot car in Kansas

Lt. Todd Ojile said Friday the 29-year-old man was booked on suspicion of aggravated endangerment but has not been charged.

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Related Topix: Wichita, KS

Kenya Broadcasting Corporation

Principals urged to honor directive to release certificates

Parliamentary Education Committee chair person Sabina Chege has called upon all school heads to honor the directive to release KCPE and KCSE certificates belonging to needy students.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing

Sydney Morning Herald

Waratahs' tribute to injured fan

Rugby union fanatic James Teague was supposed to be sitting in the stands watching his beloved NSW Waratahs take on the ACT Brumbies on Saturday night.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Australia, World News

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Myrtle Beach Online

Homeless couple: Man shot their dog in Sumter park

The dog was not on a leash and was growling when it charged the man around 2 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Park.

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Related Topix: Sumter, SC

KOAT-TV

Misspelled Skandera tweet upsets teachers

OTHERS WERE TAKEN FROM CORRALES. THE STATE'S TOP EDUCATION OFFICIAL RECEIVED SOME SCRUTINY AFTER MISSPELLING A WORD IN A TWEET HER OFFICE SENT OUT.

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Related Topix: Corrales, NM, Standardized Testing

Daily Dispatch

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DANIELLE HAIRSTON / Dispatch staff Rising third-graders Kamea Nelson and Ma'Ziyah Taylor count on their fingers to solve multiplication problems during a 50-question quiz Friday.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Georgia

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