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48 min ago | Switched

This Will Make Some Special Education Advocates Really Happy

New York students with disabilities will be held to the same academic standards and take the same standardized tests as other kids their age next school year, the U.S. Education Department said Thursday, spurning the state's efforts to change the policy.

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Related Topix: Family, Standardized Testing, Kids, South Carolina

3 hrs ago | CBS Local

Bernstein: What Vin Scully Told Me

Editor's note: On Tuesday night, the Los Angeles Dodgers announced that broadcaster Vin Scully would return for his 66th season in the booth in 2015.

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Related Topix: Vin Scully, Durham, NC, Duke University, Standardized Testing

8 hrs ago | Click Orlando

Election 2014: Local 6 talks with Crist

WINDOW OF ONLY 18 MINUTES. IT WILL BE CARRYING A G.P.S. SATELLITE. IF IT HOLDS, IT'S THE SECOND LAUNCH IN FOUR DAYS AT THE CAPE.

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Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, Charlie Crist, US Governors, Standardized Testing, Rick Scott, Family, Kids

12 hrs ago | The Bennington Banner

Cost of elementary education: How school districts in region compare

Those who follow schools in Vermont are most likely familiar with two numbers that are often talked about: NECAP test scores and a school's cost per student.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Vermont, Standardized Testing, Bennington County, VT, Rutland County, VT, Shaftsbury, VT

16 hrs ago | BetaNews

Big data is transforming every industry, from health and education, to farming and energy

Big data is already making a big impact all over the world. Large corporations, world organizations, and governments have hopped aboard the big data bandwagon, hoping to utilize new sources of data to improve operations and increase productivity among many other reasons.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Standardized Testing

19 hrs ago | WMUR-TV Manchester

Sen. Ayotte introduces bill to address college sexual assault

Sen. Kelly Ayotte is part of a bipartisan group in Washington, D.C., proposing legislation to address sexual assault at colleges.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Kelly Ayotte, US Senate, Republican, New Hampshire, Standardized Testing

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Hometown Life

Candidates Primary Election Tuesday, August 5, 2014

PRIMARY ELECTION TUESDAY, AUGUST 5, 2014 CITY OF SOUTHFIELD Notice Is Hereby Given to the qualified electors in the City of Southfield that a Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 for the purpose of nominating candidates for the following offices: STATE Governor CONGRESSIONAL United States Senator and Representative in Congress ... (more)

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Related Topix: Southfield, MI, Oakland County, MI, Standardized Testing

Stuff.co.nz

Fears drug-resistant malaria could spread

Drug-resistant malaria parasites have spread to border regions of Southeast Asia, seriously threatening global efforts to control and eliminate the mosquito-borne disease, researchers say.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Malaria, Health, World News, Congo, Africa, Standardized Testing

Christian Science Monitor

'Fire challenge' burning teens, gaining critics

This image shows YouTube user Chris Barrett before lighting himself on fire as part of the 'fire challenge' that is being shared online.

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Related Topix: Buffalo, NY, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Joe Lieberman

Burlington Times News

Judge: School vouchers can go out ahead of ruling

A North Carolina judge won't block a state agency from distributing taxpayer money to cover private school tuition in advance of a hearing to determine whether the program championed by Republican lawmakers is legal.

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Related Topix: School Vouchers, Hobgood, NC, Lottery

JD Journal

Yale Produces Zombies Claims Former Professor

Don't go to Yale. That is the ultimate advice former Yale Professor William Deresiewicz has given in his controversial article in the New Republic, an Ivy League publication, "Don't Send Your Kid to the Ivy League."

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing

Scientific American

Scientists Bring New Rigor to Education Research

The movement started with former president George W. Bush's No Child Left Behind Act and has continued under President Barack Obama.

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Related Topix: Carnegie Mellon University, Standardized Testing

WESH-TV

17-year-old aspiring police officer looking for Forever Family

LAWMAKERS WANT TO ACT THIS WEEK BEFORE CONGRESS ADJOURNS FOR ITS ANNUAL AUGUST RECESS.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing

Tue Jul 29, 2014

WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

Parents frustrated over state fight surrounding Common Core

Parents listened to speakers provide information on the Common Core plan Tuesday night at First United Methodist Church.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Governors

Myrtle Beach Online

Arizona Cardinal John Abraham charged with DUI

Brookhaven police say the 36-year-old Abraham was driving a car that had stopped in the road's center lane the afternoon of June 29. Police say Abraham smelled of alcohol and failed voluntary sobriety tests - including reciting a portion of the alphabet.

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Related Topix: Sports, John Abraham, NFL Football, NFL Players, Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons

Philly.com

Temple to make test scores optional for admission

In an effort to cultivate talented students who don't test well, Temple University says it will become the first national public research university in the Northeast to make standardized test scores optional for admission.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Temple University, Education Etc., Saint Joseph's University

Myrtle Beach Online

Horry County staff identifies best site for possible shooting range

Horry County staff members identified a nearly 1,200-acre tract of land off S.C. 90 as its top location for a shooting range if Horry County officials opt to open one.

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Related Topix: Guns, Horry County, SC, Myrtle Beach, SC

Myrtle Beach Online

Issac Bailey blog | Since 9/11, which has killed more Americans, terrorists or bathtubs?

Many people, for a variety of reasons, feel more at ease when they are scared and see more of the negative in the world than the positive.

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Salisbury Journal

Ofsted criticises academy chain

Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw has been calling for the schools watchdog to be given explicit powers to inspect academy chains Another academy chain has been heavily criticised by Ofsted after inspectors found that a number of its schools are failing to give pupils a decent education.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing

Phillymag.com

Temple to Make SAT Scores Optional for Admission

"In an effort to cultivate talented students who don't test well, Temple University says it will become the first national public research university in the Northeast to make standardized test scores optional for admission," the Inquirer reports.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Temple University

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