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Australian killed in Bolivian bus crash

Canberran Kurt Steel died in the crash when a bus returning to La Paz from the Salara de Uyuni salt flats crashed on Saturday.

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Related Topix: South America, Bolivia, World News, Australia, Education

Sat Aug 30, 2014

New Jersey Herald

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While local students prepare for their first day of school, at least three local high schools can claim bragging rights based on school "report cards" published over the last 10 days or so.

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Related Topix: New Jersey, Education, Sussex County, NJ, Warren County, NJ

SFGate

Missouri ballot features teacher evaluation change

We have re-imagined our design in a bold new way. Before we roll it out for everyone, we are giving select readers an opportunity to try out the new design.

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Related Topix: Jefferson City, MO, Education Etc., Education

Newsday

LI high schools boost AP course offerings despite tight budgets

College-level courses in subjects ranging from calculus and physics to film and dance are expanding in high schools across Long Island, despite enrollment declines and financial strains that have led to cutbacks in other programs, a Newsday analysis finds.

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Estes Park Trail-Gazette

Colorado schools finding ways to bring digital devices into classrooms

With help from headphones and an iPad, 10-year-old William Grijalvas stays tuned in to Mathis Santella's fourth-grade math class at Ashley Elementary School in Denver.

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Related Topix: Colorado, Douglas County, CO, Family, Kids, Adams County, CO, Education, Education Etc.

The Medina Gazette

ACTa Spreparation classes available at Medina County Career Center

College-bound students planning to take the ACT will have two opportunities to enroll in preparation classes at the Medina County Career Center, 1101 W. Liberty St., Medina.

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Related Topix: Education, Medina, OH, University of Akron

KOAT-TV

Brooks Contract Hearing

FORMER ALBUQUERQUE PUBLIC SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT WINSTON BROOKS IS WALKING AWAY WITH A 350-THOUSAND DOLLAR PAYOUT.

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Sedalia Democrat

Sedalia 200 on par statewide

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released its 2014 Annual Performance Reports this week, and while the Sedalia School District 200 received fewer points than in 2013, district officials said the slight drop was expected.

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Related Topix: Missouri, Education Etc., Education

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Patch.com

DHS Act Scores Improve

Students who graduated from Deerfield High School in 2014 earned an ACT Composite score of 26.9, an increase over last year's composite score of 26.5. The Class of 2014 also posted increases from the 2013 scores in English, Reading, Science and Mathematics.

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St. Petersburg Times

Lee County School Board poised to reverse its controversial vote on standardized testing

The Lee County School Board has scheduled a special meeting Tuesday to reconsider its controversial decision this week to opt out of all state-mandated testing.

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Related Topix: Education, Education Etc., Florida, Florida Government

Redmond Reporter

LWSD students raise their average scores on state standardized tests

Lake Washington School District students improved their average scores on state standardized tests in many grades in reading, writing, math and science.

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Related Topix: Education, Education Etc., Redmond, WA, Kirkland, WA

Patch.com

Geneva High ACT Scores Well Above National, State Average

In a continuation of the success that Geneva High School's students traditionally display on the ACT, Geneva's graduating class of 2014 achieved an average ACT composite score of 24.2, according to numbers released this week by ACT.

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Deseret News

Why Zzz's get degrees: The case for later school start times

Sleep deprivation has become so prevalent around the nation that many think an extra hour or two of sleep will improve grades.

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WBOC-TV Salisbury

Decision Looming for Struggling Charter School

State education officials are getting closer to a final decision on the fate of a struggling charter school that serves mostly low-income black children in Wilmington.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

The RiotACT

7.30 ACT - what to expect from tonight's program

Canberra fares badly in a recent report putting us ahead of the national average when it comes to heart disease.

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Windsor Beacon

GOP senators in Tenn. target 'revisionist' AP history

Advanced Placement U.S. History could become a new education battleground in Tennessee after a pair of Republican state senators alleged the course leaves out key founding fathers, principles of the Declaration of Independence and iconic American figures.

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WPTV Local News

Lee County opts out of standardized testing

The Lee County school board voted on a decision Wednesday night that is a first of its kind in the state.

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Related Topix: Education, Education Etc., Palm Beach County, FL, St Lucie County, FL, Entertainment, Television

TheBlaze.com

Florida School District Is First in the State to Ditch Standardized Testing

The Lee County Board of Education voted 3-2 to ditch state standardized testing, despite the objections of the superintendent.

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Related Topix: Education, US Governors, Rick Scott, US Politics, US News

Dallas Morning News

Judge again declares Texas' 'Robin Hood' school finance system unconstitutional

A judge declared Texas' school finance system unconstitutional again Thursday, finding that even though the Legislature pumped an extra $3 billion-plus into classrooms last summer the state still fails to provide adequate funding or distribute it fairly among school districts in wealthy and poor areas.

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WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Lee County opts out of Common Core

With a 3-2 vote on Wednesday night, the Lee County school district became the first in Florida to opt out of Common Core testing Lee County opts out of Common Core With a 3-2 vote on Wednesday night, the Lee County school district became the first in Florida to opt out of Common Core testing Check out this story on wtsp.com: ... (more)

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