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2 min ago | The News-Star

Two Delta College construction projects get green light

Louisiana Delta Community College is set to begin two major construction projects following bond sale approval by the Louisiana State Bond Commission this month.

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Related Topix: Louisiana, Winnsboro, LA, Jonesboro, LA, Standardized Testing, Bobby Jindal, US Governors

4 hrs ago | GigaOM

Duolingo launches a test to certify foreign language fluency on a smartphone

Soon you'll be able to take a foreign language standardized tests on an Android smartphone as Duolingo opens up its certified, proctored Test Center.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Cameras

8 hrs ago | The Washington Post

D.C. youth more likely to attend preschool, have insurance

Children in the District are attending preschool at higher rates, performing better academically and are more likely to have health insurance, according to an annual report of child well-being indicators released this week.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

12 hrs ago | East Anglian Daily Times

West Suffolk: End of an era as three schools close for good

The end of the summer term also marks the end of an era for three middle schools in the Thurston area.

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Related Topix: Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Standardized Testing, World News, United Kingdom, Suffolk County, England,

13 hrs ago | The Times

Education stuck in political mire

The much-anticipated meeting Thursday between Gov. Bobby Jindal and state Superintendent of Education John White was an event filled with sound and fury, signifying ... well, you know.

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

Tue Jul 22, 2014

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Beck movie targets Common Core

Pinellas Park theater shows "We Will Not Conform," a documentary by Glenn Beck that hopes to derail Common Core Standards.

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Related Topix: Pinellas Park, FL, Standardized Testing

Contra Costa Times

Concord: Three former Joseph Martin principals testify, two under immunity

Three past principals of Joseph Martin, two who were granted immunity in the former Woodside Elementary instructor's molestation trial, spent Tuesday sharing stories of a gifted teacher whose students were on time, excelled at standardized testing and overcame educational challenges.

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Related Topix: Concord, CA, Standardized Testing, Education Etc., Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

Contra Costa Times

Oakland: Falling in love with books to fight summer learning loss

In Alameda County, nearly 70 percent of low-income youth are not proficient readers by the end of third grade, according to 2013 standardized test scores.

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA, Alameda County, CA, Standardized Testing

Estes Park Trail-Gazette

The Learning Place -United Way

Editor's note: This is the fourth in a four-part series highlighting the local entities that will benefit from this year's Estes Park United Campaign.

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

ThinkProgress

How A Good Education Can Actually Improve Poor Students' Health

A recent study may have confirmed what public health and education advocates have long tried to argue: a positive and supportive school environment improves the health of children from low socioeconomic backgrounds, ultimately increasing their academic performance.

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

The Indianapolis Star

Indy among 5 chosen to launch state's pre-K pilot

Indy among 5 chosen to launch state's pre-K pilot Allen, Jackson, Lake, Marion, Vanderburgh counties to provide vouchers for low-income kids Check out this story on IndyStar.com: http://indy.st/1rymZC1 Indiana Governor Mike Pence talks with pre-school students while visiting the pre-school classes at Shepherd Community Center, 4107 E. Washington ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Governors, Mike Pence, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Indiana, Indiana Government, School Vouchers

Myrtle Beach Online

Putin can't avoid responsibility for passenger jet atrocity

The shootdown of a passenger jet over Ukraine - with the loss of nearly 300 lives - is a human tragedy and a moral abomination.

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Related Topix: Vladimir Putin, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Boeing 777, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Examiner.com

New clues about the source of racial health disparities

A new study, " Stereotype threat among Black and White women in health care settings ," appearing online in the American Psychological Association journal Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology the week of July 21, 2014, offers new clues about the source of racial health disparities .

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Related Topix: African-American, University of Southern California, Loyola Marymount University, Standardized Testing, Medicine

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Myrtle Beach Online

Man reports robbery attempt, suspect tried to run over him in Myrtle Beach parking lot

A 45-year-old man told Myrtle Beach police that a man tried to rob him and then run over him with a vehicle in a convenience store parking lot, according to a police report.

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Related Topix: Myrtle Beach, SC

International Business Times

The Great Australian Sex Census Decodes Sex Technology Habits of Australians

According to the most recent data produced by The Great Australian Sex Census, the significant influence of technology, especially smartphone has in an individual's sex life has been deduced.

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Related Topix: Human Sexuality, Standardized Testing

The Washington Post

Hundreds of 2nd-graders attend new Md. summer school

Traniessa Wright slowly pronounces the word "road" and anxiously waits for a student in Room 2 of Pointer Ridge Elementary School to say whether the vowel sound is long or short.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., George Mason University

The Winnipeg Free Press

Zach Braff on fatherhood and spirituality in his new movie 'Wish I Was Here'

"Wish I was Here" stars Zach Braff plays a struggling actor who must homeschool his kids, played by Joey King and Pierce Gagnon .

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Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Drama Movies, Garden State, Scrubs, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Zach Braff, Family, Kids, Home Schooling

Bangor Daily News

Maine's first virtual school to hold informational workshops

Maine Connections Academy, a virtual charter school for students in grades seven through 12, is holding several informational workshops this month and next for Maine parents and students interested in a nontraditional middle school and high school environment.

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Related Topix: South Portland, ME, Standardized Testing

WTMA-AM North Charleston

Researchers Say Better Schools May Be Remedy for Kids in Poverty

Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles found that higher quality schooling has a significant impact on the ability of children in poverty to improve their academic performance and avoid risky behaviors.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, UC Los Angeles, Standardized Testing

North County Public Radio

Teachers union stands by 'no confidence' vote on education chief

The President of the state's teachers' union says members aren't yet ready to rescind a vote of no confidence in state Education Commissioner John King, despite improved relations in recent months.

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Related Topix: Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, Standardized Testing

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