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3 min ago | 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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Ledger-Enquirer.com

CRCT scores show schools improving but still below state average

The Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests are administered to students in grades 3-8 in the subjects of reading, language arts, math, science and social studies.

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Related Topix: Muscogee County, GA, Education Etc., Standardized Testing

Burnt Orange Report

Texas Democratic Party Platform: Invest in Education and Pay Teachers Fairly

The Texas Constitution requires the Legislature to "establish and make suitable provisions for the support and maintenance of an efficient system of public free schools."

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, US News, Standardized Testing, Liberal Political News

Myrtle Beach Online

Teen girl reports sexual assault outside Conway Wal-Mart

A Longs man was arrested Tuesday in connection with a sexual assault reported outside the Conway Wal-Mart last month, according to an incident report.

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Bellingham Herald

Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers

Across the country, the backlash grows against standardized tests, with parents, educators, state officials and students proclaiming they've had enough.

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Related Topix: US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Pence, US Politics, Standardized Testing, May, OK, Education Etc., Family, Kids, US Governors, Opinion

Daily World

International students flock to U.S. high schools

The Fourth of July 2014, in a way, can be compared to the Fourth of July 1776, in that our founders... Che Sun of China listens during math class at Newcomb Central School in Newcomb, N.Y., in Februrary.

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Related Topix: Newcomb, NY, Standardized Testing

The Washington Post

Largest U.S. teachers union calls for Education Secretary Duncan to resign

Delegates of the National Education Association, the nation's largest teachers union, voted at their annual convention to call on Duncan to resign after similar efforts had failed in previous years.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing

The Washington Post

The CIA is tweeting things about rap murder conspiracies now

The CIA has been on Twitter for a month and decided to celebrate that not-really-celebration-worthy event by answering "5 of the top questions you've asked" since @CIA came online.

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Related Topix: Twitter, Tupac, Rap, North Carolina

Mon Jul 07, 2014

JD Journal

Grant Awarded to Law School Preparation Institute

The Texas Bar Foundation has awarded a $16,000 grant to the University of Texas-Pan American in an effort to support the Law School Preparation Institute , according to Your Valley Voice.

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Related Topix: University of Texas Pan American, Standardized Testing

WHAS11

KDE releases report on cheating allegations at Male HS

LOUISVILLE, Ky. A report investigating cheating allegations at Male High School on the Kentucky ACT Compass was released by the Kentucky Department of Education on Monday, July 7. A finding from the report reveals students at Male High School did receive help in answering test items on the Kentucky ACT Compass test from teachers and students.

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Related Topix: Louisville, KY, Standardized Testing, Education Etc.

Patch.com

Michigan Merit Curriculum Helps Juniors Improve Test Scores This Year

There's some good news and bad news in data released Monday by state education officials Monday: ACT and Michigan Merit Exam scores have increased, but the number of career- and college-ready students has decreased.

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Related Topix: Michigan, Standardized Testing, River Rouge, MI, Highland Park, MI

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