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1 hr ago | The Washington Post

Are the Success Academies really so successful?

The recent release of the latest New York State testing results created a little public relations coup for the controversial Success Academies charter chain, which operates over 20 schools in New York City, and is seeking to expand.


5 hrs ago | The Robesonian

Session revealed legislators' disdain for public education

The chaos that was the 2014 of the General Assembly finally ended, though there are rumors that Gov. Pat McCrory may call lawmakers back to town to pass more economic development legislation and maybe tackle Medicaid reform.


Related Topix: Pat McCrory, US Governors, Healthcare Law, Law, Haywood County, NC, School Vouchers, Opinion

9 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Ben Boychuk: School districts can't just wave off parent trigger law

In the general scheme of things, federal law trumps state law, and state law trumps a local ordinance.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Standardized Testing, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Opinion

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Estes Park Trail-Gazette

School district continues to find ways to succeed

Like swallows returning to Capistrano, students - nearly 1,100 of them - returned to school this week, laughing and joking with each other while trying to figure out where their classrooms were.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Estes Park, CO, Standardized Testing, Opinion

WSJV-TV South Bend

2 more charter schools in Indianapolis to close

WRTV reports ADI Schools Inc. on Friday announced plans to relinquish charters awarded to Andrew Academy and Padua Academy charter schools in 2010.


Related Topix: Standardized Testing

Contra Costa Times

A parent's plea: Schools, let the kids have August

We test them almost to death, we make them play sports till their arms fall off and their knees implode.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Life, Baked Goods, Food, Bread, Standardized Testing

Business is booming at the ACT

In ten years, the number of incoming freshmen who submitted ACT's during the admissions process at WLU has gone from 15% to 51%.


Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education Etc., Illinois

The Indianapolis Star

Cheat Sheet: 'Baby Got Class' viral video, be in an Indy TV commercial

Cheat Sheet: 'Baby Got Class' viral video, be in an Indy TV commercial Weather and news updates for Friday, Aug. 22, 2014.


Related Topix: Weather, Standardized Testing, Indiana

US News & World Report

Education Secretary Arne Duncan Loosens Reins on Teacher Evaluations, Testing

Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Thursday that states can apply for extra time before tying teacher evaluations to student test scores, and called for a reduction of over-testing.


Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Washington DC

Thu Aug 21, 2014

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Lee County parents create on-line petition to end standardized testing

The idea of Lee County schools saying goodbye to state testing is gaining a lot of traction.


Related Topix: Standardized Testing


Utah average ACT score highest for second year in a row

For the second consecutive year, Utah students earned the nation's highest ACT scores when compared with states where all students participate in the test.


Related Topix: Standardized Testing


NC judge: Private school vouchers unconstitutional

A North Carolina judge is ordering a stop to the use of taxpayer money to pay for tuition at private or religious schools.


Related Topix: School Vouchers, Hobgood, NC

Burlington Times News

Judge: Private school vouchers unconstitutional

A new school voucher program was ruled unconstitutional Thursday by a judge who said taxpayer money should not be used for tuition to private or religious schools.


Related Topix: School Vouchers, Hobgood, NC

WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

ACT scores slightly down from last year

Louisiana's ACT scores were slightly down from last year. The average Act and composite scores for students were either the same or slightly down from 2013 to 2014 depending on how you calculate them.


Related Topix: Standardized Testing

WOZZ-FM Appleton

Charter school in Waukesha has highest ACT scores ...

A shot of a classroom. [CC-BY-SA-3.0 or GFDL ], via Wikimedia Commons) WAUKESHA, Wis A charter school in Waukesha had Wisconsin's top score in the A-C-T college entrance exam.


Related Topix: Waukesha, WI, Standardized Testing, Whitefish Bay, WI

The Washington Post

A shocking statistic about the quality of education research

In 1968, an article in Kappan magazine titled "The Need for Replication in Education Research" by education Professor Robert H. Bauernfeind said: The principle of replication is the cornerstone of scientific inquiry.


Related Topix: Duke University, University of Connecticut

Clarksville Online

ACT Recognizes Tennessee for "Unusual and Impressive" Test Gains

Nashville, TN - Tennessee's composite ACT score showed its largest gain in more than a decade, and increased more than it has since the state began testing all students in 2010, according to scores released today by ACT.


Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Tennessee, Tennessee Government, Nashville, TN, Mathematics, Science

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

California graduates surpass those nationwide in college and career readiness

Less than 30 percent of California's 2014 high school graduates took the ACT test, which assesses students for college and career readiness, according to a report released Wednesday.


Related Topix: California, Standardized Testing, Wine, Drink

Journal and Courier

Education documentary returns to big screenEducation documentary...

Education documentary returns to big screen "Rise Above the Mark," the WLCSC-backed documentary, will have fall showings, DVD release Check out this story on The Long Center for the Performing Arts marquee is lit for the Dec. 12 premiere of "Rise Above the Mark."


Related Topix: Merrillville, IN, Standardized Testing, School Vouchers

WLTX-TV Columbia

SC's ACT Test Scores Stable As More Take Exam

The Class of 2014's average composite score was 20.4 on a 36-point scale, unchanged from last year.


Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Columbia, SC