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2 hrs ago | Detroit News

Rubin: Affirmative inaction

The University of Michigan denied admission to Brooke Kimbrough, a high school graduating senior who earned a 3.5 grade point average and scored a 23 on the ACT.

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Related Topix: Michigan, Education, Family, Teenagers, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Suria

US college entrance test, the SAT, gets...

Getting into college in the United States will no longer hinge so much on a high school student's grasp of arcane vocabulary or obtuse mathematical formulas.

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Related Topix: Education, University of Rochester

KHGI

Doniphan Parent Not a Fan of Current Standardized Testing

Schools across Nebraska are participating in the NeSA standardized testing. But one central Nebraska mom is taking a stand against this test.

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Related Topix: Education, Kids, Family

GPB.org

The New SAT: Less Vocabulary, More Linear Equations

SAT test preparation books on a bookstore shelf in New York City. The College Board has announced changes in the college entrance exam.

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Related Topix: Education, Family, Teenagers

CBS Local

Students Look Forward To Revamped SAT With More Focus On 'Real-World' Problems

Real-world problems, more "focused" topics, and the elimination of "obscure vocabulary" are among the features of the revamped SAT for college admissions, which will be rolled out in 2016.

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Related Topix: Education, Uniondale, NY

The Miami Herald

Nevada probe detects cheating on standardized test

At least one adult altered the answer sheets on standardized tests at a Las Vegas elementary school, leading to skyrocketing scores from one year to the next, an investigation by the Nevada Department of Education concluded.

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Related Topix: Education, Las Vegas, NV, Education Etc.

Bangor Daily News

Teachers' union call for standardized test moratorium is ill-timed, ill-conceived

Gary Gonyar, principal of William S. Cohen School in Bangor, pictured in March, discusses his school's upcoming transition to a new standardized test.

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Related Topix: Bangor, ME, Maine, Education, Education Etc., Opinion

MarketWatch

Quiz: Can you handle the new SAT?

The SAT will undergo an overhaul in 2016 - and on Wednesday parents and students get their first look at a slew of sample questions and more specifics on the new test.

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Related Topix: Education

Forsyth County News

Rotarians recognize outgoing superintendent

As he transitions toward his retirement from Forsyth County Schools, Superintendent Buster Evans visited local Rotarians Tuesday morning to talk about the growth of the school system - both in population and achievement - since he took the helm in 2008.

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Related Topix: Education, Georgia

Tue Apr 15, 2014

KCBD-TV Lubbock

College Board provides a glimpse of new SAT

Anxious students - not to mention their parents - can get a heads-up for how the redesigned SAT might look in two years.

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Related Topix: Education, Texas

The Daily Advertiser

Lafayette schools to add thousands of computers for testing

District officials have also proposed a 25-cent meal price increase. Guidry said there has not been a price increase since 2008.

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Related Topix: Computers, Lafayette, LA, Education

Sydney Morning Herald

'We're not getting out enough'

In the most wide-ranging survey of the nutrient to date, researchers found that levels of the vitamin varied wildly between seasons.

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Related Topix: Education

Dallas Morning News

Wendy Davis slams Greg Abbott's education plan, says he wants to test 4-year-olds

Democratic governor nominee Wendy Davis speaks to the Texas Retired Teachers Association at a convention at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel in Dallas on Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

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Related Topix: Dallas, TX, Education, Family, Kids, Education Etc.

Burnt Orange Report

A Test By Any Other Name: Greg Abbott Wants Standardized Testing For Pre-Schoolers

Abbott is under fire for yet another aspect of his education plan: now, he wants to require pre-K students to take biannual standardized tests.

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Related Topix: Education, Education Etc., US News, Liberal Political News

Pensacola News Journal

FCAT testing taxes school districts

No. 2 pencils and printed test packets are disappearing as standardized testing in Florida finishes segueing into computer-based testing.

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Related Topix: Computers, Education Etc., Education, Santa Rosa County, FL, Pensacola, FL

The Washington Post

Testing resistance movement exploding around country

This spring, the testing resistance movement has exploded across the nation. It will continue to grow as the testing season heads into the final stretch.

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Related Topix: Education

District Administration

Testing the limits of testing

High-stakes testing in K12 schools has had a chilling effect on how students are taught and what they learn.

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Related Topix: Journalism, Kids, Family, Education

Mon Apr 14, 2014

The Town Talk

Some La. lawmakers ask Gov. Jindal to shelve Common Core tests

Eight lawmakers asked Gov. Bobby Jindal on Monday to scrap plans to use tests associated with the Common Core education standards, a proposal that Jindal called 'a viable option' if the Legislature won't vote to jettison the tests.

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Related Topix: Bobby Jindal, US Governors, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Education, Lake Charles, LA

WEAU-TV Eau Claire

Area students test above average on standardized tests

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction released students standard test scores this spring.

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Related Topix: Education, Altoona, WI, Education Etc.

West Hawaii Today

UH law school offers free LSAT prep classes

Dean Avi Soifer says the William S. Richardson School of Law on the Manoa campus is keeping registration open on a rolling admissions basis.

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