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2 hrs ago | Phillymag.com

Temple to Make SAT Scores Optional for Admission

"In an effort to cultivate talented students who don't test well, Temple University says it will become the first national public research university in the Northeast to make standardized test scores optional for admission," the Inquirer reports.

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Related Topix: Education, Temple University

6 hrs ago | ABC News

Catholic school teachers in ACT, Goulburn angry over new employment agreement

Catholic school teachers in the Canberra region could take strike action over a new employment agreement that removes restrictions on class sizes, their union says.

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Related Topix: Education, Education Etc.

7 hrs ago | WISN-TV

Former New Berlin Eisenhower teacher accused of stealing school computers

CARD THESE ARE TARGETING ARE SIMILAR TO WIRE TRANSFERS AND ARE NOT TRACEABLE. A YOUNG ENGLISH TEACHER CHARGED TODAY WITH STEALING SEVERAL LAPTOPS FROM HER SCHOOL.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Times Leader

No SAT? No problem, Bryn Mawr says

Bryn Mawr College, a small private women's school near Philadelphia, last week joined a growing number of schools around the country that no longer require the SAT or other standardized test scores for admission.

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Related Topix: Education, Bryn Mawr College, Saint Joseph's University, Susquehanna University, Franklin & Marshall College, Dickinson College

Examiner.com

8 tips for a great college admissions essay

The college admissions essay can play a very large role in the admissions process.

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Albany Times Union

NYSUT fires back at tenure

As they said they would , a group led by former CNN reporter Campbell Brown has filed a lawsuit challenging New York State's tenure laws.

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Related Topix: Albany County, NY, Education

US News & World Report

Salvage Summer ACT, SAT Prep With a Shortened Timeline

Instead of trying to cram for the SAT or ACT, diagnose your academic strengths and weaknesses to maximize your prep.

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Related Topix: Education, Education Etc.

Business Journal

Baltimore's LGBT-owned companies and fast-growing woman-owned firms

For Aug. 1 , we'll have our first-ever List of LGBT-owned companies, along with our annual List of the fastest-growing woman-owned companies .

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Amherst Daily News

Obama practically weepy over daughter Malia leaving White House in 2 years to attend college

President Barack Obama is practically weepy at the thought of his daughter Malia going off to college, a milestone many months away that is already on his mind.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Santa Clara County, CA, Palo Alto, CA, Education, Michelle Obama

TheAlternativePress.com

Essex County Freeholders Honor the New Jersey Afro Academic,...

Nia Pierce from East Orange wowed the audience with the performance that placed her as Gold Medalist for Music Instrumental Contemporary on the harp.

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Related Topix: Freehold, NJ, New Jersey, Essex County, NJ, Orange, NJ, East Orange, NJ, Education

Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Virginian-Pilot

New ECSU administrator targets declining enrollment

Myron Burney has the job of recruiting students to Elizabeth City State University, where undergraduate enrollment has declined steadily over the last four years and could drop under 2,000 this fall.

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Related Topix: Elizabeth City State University, Education, Morehouse College

Daily Kos

National Education Association's Lily Eskelsen Garcia on teaching, testing, and fighting back

Both major teachers unions, the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers, have been moving toward a more confrontational response to the push, from Democrats as well as Republicans, for public education to be more and more dominated by standardized testing.

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Related Topix: US News, Education, Family, Kids, Liberal Political News

Psychology Today

Educational Reform. Why It Is Not Working

The chart below is telling: SAT scores have been flat for over 40 years while education spending has increased 140%.

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NBC12

Education Editorial: Standardized tests and cheating

In Fulton County, Georgia, Atlanta, thirty-five educators, including the former superintendent, were indicted for a cheating conspiracy that covered nearly sixty schools.

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Related Topix: Education, Fulton County, GA, Education Etc., Opinion

The Union Daily Times

Ten students named South Carolina Junior Scholars7:51 am

Congratulations to the following 8th graders in Union County School District who have achieved the South Carolina Junior Scholar Award for the school year 2013-2014.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Duke University, Education

The News-Star

Why I fight for local education

People often ask, what do I think is the most important issue facing Louisiana? Or, if I could accomplish just one thing as governor what would it be? These are tough questions.

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Related Topix: Louisiana, Louisiana Government, Family, Kids, Education Etc., Education

Examiner.com

Is law school worth the investment?

Law students are inundated with the pessimistic narrative that job prospects are dismal, law school debt is insurmountable, and the demand for new attorneys is waning.

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Related Topix: Education

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Las Cruces Sun-News

Changes coming to New Mexico teacher evaluations

ALBUQUERQUE >> Several changes will be made to New Mexico's teacher evaluation system, which has hit several snags since its launch, the state's top education official said Friday.

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Related Topix: Albuquerque, NM, Education Etc., Family, Kids, Education

Athens Banner-Herald

Georgia Milestones to challenge students, teachers

Students and teachers heading back to school after the summer break can expect a new type of test called Georgia Milestones designed to gauge how each is doing.

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Related Topix: Education

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Education Digest, July 27, 2014: Opal Cliffs registering for transitional kindergarten

Opal Cliffs Elementary School is accepting applications for youngsters entering transitional kindergarten which is for students turning age 5 between Sept.

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Related Topix: Opal Cliffs, CA, Capitola, CA, Education, Santa Clara County, CA, Los Gatos, CA, Scotts Valley, CA

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