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College Admissions: Will The New SAT Be Easier? Not Likely

Wednesday, the Collegeboard released more details and sample questions for the new SAT that is currently in development.

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Related Topix: Education, Mathematics, Science

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

Fast Focus: 'Should children be encouraged to opt-out of standardized tests?' Individual learners

In reading your editorial reference to the WEA advising parents to have their children opt-out of standardized tests, it appears to me that you are more concerned with the fact that the WEA is enlisting the help of the parents than the fact that they don't want the students to participate in the standardized testing.

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Related Topix: Education, Kids, Family

Examiner.com

Is the new SAT geared to mimic the ACT?

Essay optional. No penalties for wrong answers. The SAT exam is undergoing sweeping revisions.

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Related Topix: Education

St. Petersburg Times

Appeals of college financial aid grants on the rise

The era of the financial aid appeal has arrived in full, and April is the month when much of the action happens.

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Related Topix: Trinity College, Education

Norwalk Citizen News

Brand names in NY standardized tests vex parents

In this June 21, 2013 file photo, Nike Shox running shoes are displayed in Tampa, Fla.

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Related Topix: Education

National Public Radio

Brand Names In NY Standardized Tests Vex Parents

"Just Do It" has been a familiar Nike slogan for years, but now parents are wondering what it was doing on some of New York's Common Core standardized English tests.

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Related Topix: Education

Examiner.com

STEM Summer at USNA

Summer STEM , is a week-long, overnight camp at USNA each June. It is available to students who are currently in the 7th-10th grades.

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Related Topix: Education

Asbury Park Press

Lessons to fix Asbury Park schools

At Robert Treat Academy Charter School in Newark, poverty, single parent homes and neighborhood crime are no excuse for poor academic performance.

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Related Topix: Asbury Park, NJ, Newark, NJ, 9, Education, Rutgers University

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Detroit News

Column: U-M race fight riles Gratz

Jennifer Gratz bristled when reports last week compared her University of Michigan fight with that of a young woman's from Detroit.

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Related Topix: US Supreme Court, US News, Education, Opinion

The Daily Beast

We Need More Class TraitorsBy Jedediah Purdy

Americans tell themselves that anything is possible when it comes to self-improvement, obscuring the truth that the privileged benefit from parental investment, strategic behavior, and simple capture of the institutions, like corporate boards, that hand out the money.

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Related Topix: Education

KSL-TV

State not finished with El Paso cheating scandal

Texas education officials want to repeal the state certifications of 11 administrators linked to an El Paso classroom cheating scandal.

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Related Topix: El Paso, TX, Education

Thenew995fm.com

Louisiana Legislative Session Reaches Midpoint

Louisiana lawmakers are entering the second half of their three-month regular legislative session, which must end by June 2. BUDGET: Gov. Bobby Jindal proposed a $25 billion budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year that begins July 1. It would put new dollars into education, health care and state worker pay raises.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, Healthcare Law, Law, US Governors, Education, Tulane University

KXXV-TV Waco

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The El Paso Times reports Saturday that it marks the first time the state has tried holding individual employees accountable for rampant cheating in the El Paso district from 2007 to 2010.

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Related Topix: Education, Texas

Chronicle Live

Community News in Brief: Saturday, April 19

A drugged-up thug violently attacked a man with metal bar then tried to get his parents to get rid of the witnesses Keep up to date with all the build-up, action and reaction to Newcastle United's Premier League clash with Swansea City at St James' Park NE1's Newcastle Fashion Week gets underway on May 9 with more catwalks, shop offers, exclusive ... (more)

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Related Topix: Greater London County, England, United Kingdom, Education, Durham County, England, Tyne and Wear County, England

Forbes.com

Why A George Soros Funded Think Tank Is So Unhappy With Public Policy In Kansas

Last year, I detailed Kansas' roadmap for growth through comprehensive tax reform.

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Related Topix: Education

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Yes! Magazine

Protecting Classrooms From Corporate Takeover: What Families Can Learn from Teachers' Unions

Science teacher Nick Faber walks to school after a home visit with a student's family.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Education, Temple University, Education Etc., US News, Liberal Political News

Newms360.com

State reworks school ratings to accent graduation

Mississippi is reworking its rating system for school districts and high schools after federal officials demanded the ratings put more weight on high school graduation.

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Related Topix: Education

KLEW-TV Lewiston

Washington Senator John McCoy wants to get rid of K-12 standardized testing

Washington Senator John McCoy is asking K-12 educators to focus less on standardized testing, and more on creating "Problem Solvers."

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Related Topix: Education, Washington State University

Right Wing News

South Carolina Drops Out of Common Core Standardized Testing

Superintendent of Education Mick Zais sent a letter to state Board of Education members informing them of the move - after he learned he had the unilateral authority to do make it, PostAndCourier.com reports.

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Joannejacobs.com

SAT (and IQ) scores predict success

Look at "the complex portrait" of college applicants' lives rather than their test scores, writes Jennifer Finney Boylan in the New York Times .

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Related Topix: Education

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