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1 hr ago | Press & Sun-Bulletin
Legislation proposed in the state Senate would ban standardized testing in pre-kindergarten through second grade, eliminate some testing for older students and strengthen the privacy of students' personal information.
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3 hrs ago | The Village Voice
In a move that is expected to be popular with school children across the city, the New York City Council passed a unanimous resolution Tuesday declaring its opposition to high-stakes standardized testing.
3 hrs ago | SFGate
In high school, many of today's top CEOs were athletes. Others were known for being nerdy and incredibly bright.
4 hrs ago | US News & World Report
My first year as a college student did not go as well as I had hoped. I felt I was not challenged enough academically, and the college I attended was quite small, meaning there were few clubs and activities I really enjoyed.
A friend of mine recently expressed shock at the fact that nearly half of the electorate still approves of the job performance of President Barack Obama.
A new study from researchers at MIT slated to appear in an upcoming issue of the journal Psychological Science has shown a distinct disconnect between performances on standardized tests and students' cognitive abilities.
The Muscogee County School District improved its high school graduation rate by 5.3 percent this year and continued to surpass the state average, according to data released Wednesday.
Dr. Billy Reagan is 83 years old and even though his days as superintendent of the Houston ISD are long behind him, he still keeps a careful watch over the largest public school district in the state.
Just 60 of New York City's 404 High Schools Produce More Than Two-Thirds of the Students Who 'Pass' the SAT College Entrance Exam The city announced with great fanfare last week that the number of high school seniors taking the SAT college entrance exam increased by 53 percent since 2002 and that SAT scores for New York City students increased ... (more)
For the third year in a row, the Chattanooga All-Star Band donated their Riverbend performance fee to the Orange Grove Center, bringing the total raised to over $3,000.
After nearly two years of contract negotiations, Regional School Unit 40 Board of Directors announced it has reached a settlement with the Medomak Valley Education Association.
High school is weird. There's no delicate way of saying it, unfortunately. Over the perilous four years, students go through puberty, develop acne and love interests, plant the seeds of their collegiate future, and spend an inordinate amount of time looking in the mirror - all this on top of filling their primary role of student.
At a recent board meeting, the Comsewogue Board of Education recognized one of their students after achieving a perfect score on the ACT, a feat that only a small percentage of the 2013 test takers accomplished.
Across the state, parents and teachers have been speaking out against the new learning standards called Common Core, but when state education officials came to the city, they got a different response.
The university hosted a day-long symposium that looked back at the history of education measurement, the problems associated with the new Common Core backlash, and future of standardized testing.
In classes of no more than 15, students are given one-on-one attention, voice-to-speech technologies, learning spaces with minimal distractions, hands-on-activities and printed lecture notes, says Shelly Chandler, Beacon's vice president for academic affairs.
But some of the standardized testing numbers presented at Monday night's board of education meeting are causing concern for the schools.