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2 hrs ago |

Scholarships: how are Arkansans paying for college?

If you or your child plan to attend an Arkansas college or university in the fall of 2015, it's time to start searching admissions requirements and available scholarships in order to pay for college.


Related Topix: Arkansas, Arkansas Government, University of Arkansas, Standardized Testing, Little Rock, AR, University of Arkansas Little Rock

6 hrs ago | Myrtle Beach Online

Boating accident leads to lawsuit against Myrtle Beach tourism leader

The mother of a 14-year-old girl from Georgetown County is suing Myrtle Beach tourism leader Matthew Brittain over a boating accident that crushed the girl's hand and caused her thumb to be amputated, according to documents filed last week in federal court.


Related Topix: Boating, Outdoor Recreation

10 hrs ago | Pasadena Weekly

Against the Odds

America's education system is unequal and unfair. Students who live in wealthy communities have huge advantages that rig the system in their favor.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Standardized Testing, San Marino, CA, Pomona, CA, Huntington Park, CA, Beverly Hills, CA

12 hrs ago | Daily Press & Argus

Graduates take the stage: Kensington Woods holds ceremony for Class of 2014

The commencement ceremony for the Kensington Woods High School Class of 2014 was held June 6 at the Whitmore Lake Performing Arts Center.


Related Topix: Kensington Woods, MS, Standardized Testing

16 hrs ago | Myrtle Beach Online

Public asked to help find victims of sex assault suspect

Brunswick County Sheriff's Office is looking for help from the public to identify possible victims of a man being held on charges that include statutory rape and indecent liberties with a child.


Wed Jul 23, 2014

Middlesboro Daily News

Pineville test scores increase by 3 points

Daily NewsDr. Robert Thomas with the Eastern Kentucky University Math Initiative spoke about scores from several standardized tests at the Pineville School Board meeting Monday.


Related Topix: Pineville, KY, Eastern Kentucky University, Standardized Testing

The Daily Beast

Dole: Gay Marriage Holding Portman BackBy Ben Jacobs

The elder Republican implied the senator from Ohio has already risked too much with social conservatives to endorse an international convention they hate.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Senator Rob Portman, US Senate, Republican, Senator John Barrasso, Home Schooling

Texas Delays Rollout Of New Teacher Evaluations

Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams told federal education officials the state would take an additional year to pilot a new teacher evaluation system based in part on student standardized test performance.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Standardized Testing

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.


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


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.


Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Cameras

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.


Related Topix: Kids, Family

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.


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

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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 Indiana Governor Mike Pence talks with pre-school students while visiting the pre-school classes at Shepherd Community Center, 4107 E. Washington ... (more)


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.


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