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1 hr ago | CBS Local
If an expansion of a Florida program that helps low-income children attend private schools, many of them religious, gets a thumbs up, it could mean some restrictions on eligibility could be removed.
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5 hrs ago | Education Week
A split North Carolina State Board of Education has agreed to change how students will be labeled based on standardized test scores in a move which means more students will be considered proficient in skills and courses.
9 hrs ago | National Public Radio
The College Board has announced major changes to the SAT, including making the essay optional, and no longer penalizing wrong answers.
13 hrs ago | WBEZ-FM Chicago
Teachers at Maria Saucedo Scholastic Academy declared victory Tuesday, saying their protest of the state's Illinois Standards Achievement Test is working.
The group that runs the SAT college-entrance test is shaking up its format, scoring and potentially the $1 billion test-preparation industry that has grown up around it.
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Washington state issued its first legal marijuana business license Wednesday, launching a new phase in the state's ambitious effort to regulate a market that has been illegal for more than 75 years.
Creators of the SAT exam unveiled plans Wednesday to make the test more rigorous in the face of stagnant national scores, aiming to challenge students to provide more analysis.
Changes in the annual test that millions of students take will also do away with some vocabulary words such as "prevaricator" and "sagacious" in favor of words more commonly used in school and on the job.
Parents of high school juniors should make sure their kids are at school March 18 to take the ACT exam, according to the Fayette County Public Schools.
Newly trained teachers are taught that lessons should be geared toward a diverse set of teaching methods to achieve success - peer collaboration, written assignments and discussions.
The SAT college entrance exam taken last year by 1.6 million students is getting its first upgrade since 2005.
Fraser Weist and Nicole Devitt seniors at Westfield High School are among 3,000 12th graders from across the country selected by the federal government as candidates for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.
Education historian and activist Diane Ravitch just called for congressional hearings on the misuse and abuse of standardized tests used for high-stakes purposes - and she got some unexpected support.
Goose Creek High School is the first in the state to partake in a new online platform that connects students focusing on science, technology, engineering and math education to industry.
The Portland City Council will allow the public to vote on the sale of Congress Square Plaza, and the Portland Sea Dogs are holding a job fair this afternoon.
A study of students admitted under DePaul's new test optional rules shows little difference in performance between those who submit scores and those who do not.