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36 min ago | Law.com

This Week by the Numbers: LSAT Gloom, Summer Bonuses and First Amendment Freedoms

The number of June 2014 LSAT test-takers dropped 9.1% from June of 2013. The decrease represents a return to form for test administration figures, after a recent jump in March that had everyone wondering if a turnaround in law school enrollment was on the horizon.

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Related Topix: Education, Guns, US Supreme Court

Thu Jul 10, 2014

The Las Vegas Sun

State settles on ACT test for all high school juniors

High school juniors will have a new required exam waiting for them in April that could help them prepare for college.

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Related Topix: Education, Education Etc.

RedState

The Common Core Assault on Homeschooling

Ohio is one of the many states in the U.S. that is scheduled to implement the controversial Common Core requirements next year.

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Related Topix: Education, Education Etc., Home Schooling

KPLC-TV Lake Charles

BESE offers Gov. Jindal compromise over Common Core testing

BESE submitted a compromise to Governor Jindal regarding next year's standardized testing.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Bobby Jindal, Education

Daily Press & Argus

Low college readiness causes concern

It is past time for Michigan's citizens and policymakers to acknowledge the crisis looming in the state's future: The state's public schools are failing to educate the next generation of Michiganders.

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Related Topix: Michigan, Michigan Government, Education, Opinion

New Hampshire Public Radio -

Math Nerd or Bookworm? Many Of The Same Genes Shape Both Abilities

Many of us tend to align ourselves with either numbers or words. We're either math brains or we're reading brains.

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Related Topix: Kings College, Education, Genetics, Medicine

KOCO-TV Oklahoma City

10 parents charged for not taking children to school

VEHICLES, BUT THEY WILL HAVE TO RETURN THEM. SOME ARE SAYING THAT IT'S A LOGISTICAL NIGHTMARE.

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

Hills News

Carlingford student's 'unique look' impresses model judges

Fresh face: "I'm really into bright, neon colours, like having a simple outfit but with a splash of colour - whether that's a bright clutch or a top," Dusanka said.

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Related Topix: Education

The RiotACT

Canberra's Wellbeing Report - Worthless Says Steven Bailey

I think most Canberrans would agree that poverty is the anathema to any just society - especially ours.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News, Education, Oceania

Wed Jul 09, 2014

ABC News

Melaleuca Place will provide hope and healing for ACT children...

Traumatic experiences in childhood can end up destroying lives. The best cure is prevention, but if a child has already been maltreated, intensive, early intervention can minimise the impact.

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Related Topix: Education

Pasadena/San Gabriel Valley Journal News

The Talented Musicians of Altadena NAACP Act-So

The Altadena NAACP Freedom Fund Luncheon, celebrating 30 years of service, brought the Altadena ACT-SO musicians of the past and present together.

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Related Topix: Altadena, CA, Education, Burbank, CA, Chelsea (Boston, MA), UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

York Press

Beauty and the Beast comes to Westfield Primary School

PUPILS at a York primary school are bringing the magic of Disney and their local high street to their end of term play.

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Related Topix: Education

Palm Beach Post

Florida condo owners fighting takeovers mobilize, lobby lawmakers

A group of nine condominiums statewide, including one in Boynton Beach, have joined to fight investors who are working under a condo termination law to turn their communities into apartments.

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Related Topix: Florida, Education

OregonLive.com

Portland School Board poised to call on state to delay using Common Core-aligned tests for school, teacher ratings

The board of the state's largest school district on Tuesday night appeared to have consensus on a resolution that would call for Oregon to avoid immediately using the new tests in school and teacher ratings.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Education

Journal Gazette

Testing-contract confusion plagues ed board

The discord was so high Tuesday ahead of the meeting that Glenda Ritz, the state superintendent of public instruction, released a statement blasting a proposed resolution giving the board more control over a waiver of federal education requirements.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Pence, US Governors, Education, Indiana

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Ledger-Enquirer.com

CRCT scores show schools improving but still below state average

The Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests are administered to students in grades 3-8 in the subjects of reading, language arts, math, science and social studies.

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Related Topix: Muscogee County, GA, Education Etc., Education

WTVF Nashville

Metro Schools Rethinking Recess Time

"The more recess the better," she said. "If he doesn't have some kind of release of that energy it seems like he can't concentrate and that's even true at home."

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Education

Education Week

Here's Why We Don't Need Standardized Tests

There are two main arguments against using standardized tests to guarantee that students reach at least a basic level of academic competency.

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Related Topix: Education

WIBW-TV Topeka

Students, Parents Won't See Standardized Test Scores

Kansas students, school districts and parents may not receive student math and reading test results that the Federal Government has students take each year because the tests were compromised by cyber-attacks.

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Related Topix: Education, Education Etc., University of Kansas

WLEX-TV Lexington

Report Finds Violations With ACT Tests

A former high school principal and two others have been referred to the Education Professional Standards Board after an investigation by the Kentucky Department of Education found violations with standardized testing.

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Related Topix: Education, Education Etc., Kentucky

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