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ACT scores by 2014 Miss. high school grads edge up

Mississippi's 2014 high school graduates made an average composite score of 19 on the test, ticking up from 18.9 last year.

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Related Topix: Mississippi Government, Mississippi, Education

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Washington Post

Obama losing public support on education issues, new poll finds

Anybody paying attention to the roiling education reform debate won't be especially surprised by the results of a well-regarded annual poll : Support for President Obama on education issues is waning - with only 27 percent giving him an A or B - and a majority of the public saying they oppose the Common Core State Standards and have more trust in ... (more)

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KDLT-TV Sioux Falls

SD: 90 % Of Students Finished High School

South Dakota's Department of Education has put out this year's report card on school performance.

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WHNT-TV Huntsville

ACT Scores across Alabama to be released Wednesday morning

Wednesday morning, educators all over North Alabama and the rest of the state will be buzzing over new test results.

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Related Topix: Education, Education Etc.

Westport News

The controversial state Department of Education commissioner who led Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's school reform effort is stepping down just as Malloy's re-election campaign gears up for November.

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Related Topix: Connecticut, Connecticut Government, Fairfield, CT, Education, Yale University

KNDU

Fitness may boost kids' brainpower

Exercise and brainpower in children may not seem closely related, but a small new study hints that fitness may supercharge kids' minds.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, Education, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, North Carolina

The Island Packet

Chris Erskine: Dear Schools, Let the kids have August

We test them almost to death, we make them play sports till their arms fall off and their knees implode.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Life, Baked Goods, Food, Bread, Education

SFGate

Judge hears arguments in Common Core lawsuit

A state judge heard arguments Monday from lawyers for teachers and parents who support the Common Core education standards and want Gov. Bobby Jindal 's actions against the multi-state standards invalidated.

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

Coastal Observer

Schools: Test results mixed as standards get tougher

Students in the Waccamaw schools had mixed results on the state's standardized tests this spring as the state moved toward the Common Core education standards and a more rigorous curriculum, according to results released by the state Department of Education last week.

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Related Topix: Education, Education Etc.

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Examiner.com

Testing comes early to kindergarten

Standardized testing in the early grades is always a topic that has many sides. Early childhood teachers have a variety of opinions about testing for young children.

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Related Topix: Education, Education Etc., Sarasota, FL, Sarasota County, FL

The Daily Star

Blanket pass for exams will have little impact: universities

BEIRUT: Education Minister Elias Bou Saab's decision to issue passing certificates to all students would likely have a negligible effect on grade 9 and 12 students, Lebanese universities and school representatives said Monday.

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Related Topix: World News, Middle East, Lebanon, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, American University, Education

WDSU-TV New Orleans

Fewer students eating school lunch after change to federal guidelines

School meals are more nutritious because of newer federal school lunch guidelines, but the healthy lunch makeover is not a hit with kids.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Education Etc., Louisiana, Education, Life, Food, Bar-B-Q

Examiner.com

10 ways to help your child succeed in school

School success begins at home so encourage reading and provide opportunities for your child to learn new things every day As another school year begins in many school districts across the country, parents everywhere hope their children will enjoy success in the classroom this year.

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

Stars and Stripes

Seoul school staff to undergo communication, conflict management training

Staff at Seoul's three DODEA schools will undergo communication and conflict management training in response to what the top education official in the Pacific called "adult issues" which bred so much employee dissension that it affected student morale and performance.

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The Chronicle-Telegram

New standards applied in coming school year

This year, the report card - to be released to the public in mid-September - will again use letter grades to show progress.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

Courier News

At Middletown school, a fight over genderAt Middletown school, a...

At Middletown school, a fight over gender A transgendered teen is told she can't come back to school as a girl.

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Related Topix: Transgender, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Education Etc., Asbury Park, NJ, Education

Canberra City News

Canberra kids shine in NAPLAN testing again

The NAPLAN testing program was first introduced in 2008 with 18,000 students in years 3,5,7 and 9 across the ACT participating in May this year.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Education, 9

The Island Packet

Jasper County district test scores continue to decline

Standardized test scores in Jasper County continued to slide, according to data released by the state earlier this month, but several district officials downplay the decline, noting the past year's dip mirrored statewide results.

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PhysOrg Weblog

Risky situations increase women's anxiety, hurt their performance compared to men

Risky situations increase anxiety for women but not for men, leading women to perform worse under these circumstances, finds a study to be presented at the 109th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association.

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Related Topix: Stanford University, Education

The Day

Guns, taxes, leadership emerge as top issues in governor's race

As the gubernatorial race intensifies, Connecticut voters will likely see Democrat incumbent Gov. Dannel P. Malloy try to make the political debate about gun control, equal opportunity and leadership during disasters while Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley of Greenwich will likely attempt to focus on taxation, economic development and ... (more)

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