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46 min 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

ESchool News

Classroom security: What you should (not) do

There are many ways to lock a classroom door. Unfortunately, too many of the tactics employed today actually put staff and students at risk One study, " On the Importance of a Safe School and Classroom Climate for Student Achievement in Reading Literacy ," reported that variation between classes' reading achievement could be explained by safety ... (more)

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Merced Sun-Star

Poor teens' health may benefit from top schools

Risky health behavior including binge-drinking, unsafe sex and use of hard drugs was less common among these kids, compared with peers who went to mostly worse schools.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, UC Los Angeles, Standardized Testing, University of Florida

Canberra City News

With the morning commute over, Police remind that 40 zones are back

ACT Policing is advising motorists that 40km/h speed limits will be enforced in school zones for the start of the new school term on Monday .

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing

Myrtle Beach Online

Batman will not appear in Fox's 'Gotham' series

Creator Bruno Heller told journalists Sunday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour that "If there is a superhero on this show, it's Gotham."

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Jada Pinkett Smith

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