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2 hrs ago | Examiner.com

An alternative way to a high school diploma

The governor of the state of Louisiana has recently signed a bill that backers say will offer students with disabilities a new route to obtaining a high school diploma .

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education Etc.

6 hrs ago | National Public Radio

Foster Children Become Focus Of California Schools

California is embarking on a first-of-its-kind attempt to improve the academic lives of foster youth by giving schools more money to meet their special learning and emotional needs and holding educators and administrators accountable.

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

7 hrs ago | Myrtle Beach Online

Milwaukee Art Museum features Kandinsky exhibit

The museum says the show represents every period of the Russian-born painter's four-decade career, from his early figurative works to his modern pieces.

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11 hrs ago | The News Tribune

Partnership aims at getting teenagers college-ready

For many years, a problem has festered at colleges and universities around the country: Many graduating high school seniors are not transitioning smoothly into college-level classes.

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Related Topix: Family, Teenagers, Tacoma, WA, Education Etc., Standardized Testing

Sat Jul 12, 2014

The Times-Tribune

New North Pocono principal ready to challenge students to succeed

Mr. Collins comes to North Pocono after serving as Delaware Valley High School's principal for about six years, after two years as assistant principal.

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Great Bend Tribune

The cost of attending college: Is it a need or a want?

Current discourse about student loan debt and the cost of a college education fail to really help a student and his family decide how to best finance sending the student to a good college.

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Related Topix: Orange County, CA, University of Utah, Standardized Testing

El Observador

Online Education Can Mean Year-Round Learning

While summer can be a great time for family fun, it can also pose a challenge to many students.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing

Shelter Island Reporter

Weekend Edition: The long and winding road

The occasional road trip to Vermont is always littered with memories. This recent one was permanently etched with an odd encounter with an old friend.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Montpelier, VT

Nashville Scene

Register Locks Arms With Council, Charters

The room was largely empty, but Director of Schools Jesse Register's call to stop to the fighting over Nashville education was heard far and wide last night.

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Related Topix: Nashville, TN, Vanderbilt University, Standardized Testing

WBAL-TV Baltimore

Md. Science Center caters to home-schooled kids

Even though there are more resources for parent, sometimes it's easier to learn in an interactive environment and the Maryland Science Center has programs just for kids who learn at home.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Home Schooling

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Press-Telegram

Teacher union convention opens with fiery speech

Gov. Jerry Brown and the union's own president headlined the American Federation of Teachers convention Friday, but it was a fiery speech from a North Carolina reverend that roused the crowd.

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Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, Standardized Testing

KSTP

Prominent Education Reform Group Pulls Out Of Minnesota

One of the country's most controversial education reform groups is pulling out of Minnesota.

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Related Topix: Minnesota Government, Minnesota, Standardized Testing

Amarillo.com

Upward Bound program helps students further their education

Before getting involved in Upward Bound, Hereford High School senior Roldan Peregrino planned to become a diesel mechanic.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., West Texas A&M University, Texas A&M University, Dimmitt, TX, Family, Kids, Standardized Testing

NOLA.com

St. Bernard students make slight gains in state, national tests; graduation rate up

St. Bernard students made slight gains in subject tests in the school year that ended in May, and more high school students graduated within four years, according to data released Friday.

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Myrtle Beach Online

Little libraries build community and love for books

When her son Jack Gavron heads to college in the fall, Mindy Fox will get a library.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Leawood, KS

Gazette.net

Montgomery County officials grapple with student achievement gap

Montgomery County's longstanding student achievement gap will bring together county and school officials as they try to hammer out ways to shrink those differences between high schools that have low or high levels of student poverty.

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Related Topix: Montgomery County, MD, Standardized Testing, Germantown, MD

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Canberra City News

Art in schools encourages discovery

FOUR well-known Canberra artists will work in ACT public schools helping pupils to expand their creative opportunities, it was announced today by Minister for the Arts and Education and Training Joy Burch.

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RedState

The Common Core Assault on Homeschooling

Ohio is one of the many states in the U.S. that is scheduled to implement the controversial Common Core requirements next year.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education Etc., Home Schooling

The Washington Post

D.C. Council panel advances special-education bills

The D.C. Council's Education Committee on Thursday unanimously supported special-education legislation intended to speed services to children and give parents more leverage in disputes.

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KOCO-TV Oklahoma City

10 parents charged for not taking children to school

VEHICLES, BUT THEY WILL HAVE TO RETURN THEM. SOME ARE SAYING THAT IT'S A LOGISTICAL NIGHTMARE.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Family, Kids, Standardized Testing, Guthrie, OK

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