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2 hrs ago | Daily Dispatch

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DANIELLE HAIRSTON / Dispatch staff Rising third-graders Kamea Nelson and Ma'Ziyah Taylor count on their fingers to solve multiplication problems during a 50-question quiz Friday.


Related Topix: Education, Georgia

6 hrs ago | Merced Sun-Star

Gina Barreca: We're teaching to the test i 1 2 not students' futures

Everything I'm hearing from teachers, students and parents suggests that, with the standardized testing epidemic sweeping through our nation's public schools, what we're teaching the next generation is how to fill in the blanks and work from templates.


Related Topix: Education

10 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Five U.S. innovations that helped Finlanda s schools improve but that Americans now ignore

Finnish educator and scholar Pasi Sahlberg is one of the world's leading experts on school reform and educational practices.


Related Topix: Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Family, Education

14 hrs ago |

Innovative, inspiring and spectacular: IYAF 2014 draws to a close this weekend

But the young performers behind the 2014 International Youth Arts Festival will take their final bow this weekend, as the curtain comes down for another year.


Related Topix: Education

19 hrs ago | The Town Talk

BESE effort to hire lawyer faces Jindal resistance

Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration said Thursday it needs further details before deciding whether to sign off on the state school board's plan to hire a law firm that would pursue a possible lawsuit against the governor.


Related Topix: Bobby Jindal, US Governors, Education

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Daily Press & Argus

Graduates take the stage: Kensington Woods holds ceremony for Class of 2014

The commencement ceremony for the Kensington Woods High School Class of 2014 was held June 6 at the Whitmore Lake Performing Arts Center.


Related Topix: Kensington Woods, MS, Education

WLWT-TV Cincinnati

Teacher guilty of sex with student released early

Hautzenroeder was sentenced and reported to prison in December. She was released from the Hamilton County Justice Center on Thursday afternoon.


Related Topix: Education

The Daily Caller

Bad Apple For Teachers: The Rotten Center Of Common Core Testing

The ongoing collapse of Common Core illustrates two very important realities. One is that it's no longer unusual to oppose it, as increasing numbers of people speak out against its arbitrary guidelines.


Related Topix: Education, US News, Conservative Political News

Scholarships: how are Arkansans paying for college?

If you or your child plan to attend an Arkansas college or university in the fall of 2015, it's time to start searching admissions requirements and available scholarships in order to pay for college.


Related Topix: Arkansas, Arkansas Government, University of Arkansas, Education, Little Rock, AR, University of Arkansas Little Rock

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New Trier Class of 2014 continues ACT success

Following the departure of the Class of 2014, New Trier High School officials have completed the ACT analysis for its most recent graduating class.


Related Topix: Education

Pasadena Weekly

Against the Odds

America's education system is unequal and unfair. Students who live in wealthy communities have huge advantages that rig the system in their favor.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Education, San Marino, CA, Pomona, CA, Huntington Park, CA, Beverly Hills, CA


Voula Coyle pulled out of East Rockaway classes after probe clears her of testing allegations

East Rockaway school officials have pulled a top-rated teacher out of her fourth-grade class for the 2014-15 academic year and assigned her to write lesson guides, after an investigation cleared her of district allegations that she helped students answer questions on state tests.


Related Topix: Education, Education Etc.

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Middlesboro Daily News

Pineville test scores increase by 3 points

Daily NewsDr. Robert Thomas with the Eastern Kentucky University Math Initiative spoke about scores from several standardized tests at the Pineville School Board meeting Monday.


Related Topix: Pineville, KY, Eastern Kentucky University, Education

The News-Star

Two Delta College construction projects get green light

Louisiana Delta Community College received approval to proceed with two major construction projects by the Louisiana State Bond Commission and can begin next year.


Related Topix: Louisiana, Winnsboro, LA, Jonesboro, LA, Ruston, LA, Education, Bobby Jindal, US Governors

Texas Delays Rollout Of New Teacher Evaluations

Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams told federal education officials the state would take an additional year to pilot a new teacher evaluation system based in part on student standardized test performance.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Education


Duolingo launches a test to certify foreign language fluency on a smartphone

Soon you'll be able to take a foreign language standardized tests on an Android smartphone as Duolingo opens up its certified, proctored Test Center.


Related Topix: Education, Cameras

A new factor in the AP 'arms race': are grades being tied to AP scores?

Last September, students in two different Advanced Placement math classes in the same local high school received intriguing offers from their teachers.


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

East Anglian Daily Times

West Suffolk: End of an era as three schools close for good

The end of the summer term also marks the end of an era for three middle schools in the Thurston area.


Related Topix: Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Education, World News, United Kingdom, Suffolk County, England,

Education Week

Lawsuit filed against Gov. Jindal over Common Core

Parents and teachers who support the Common Core education standards sued Gov. Bobby Jindal Tuesday over his actions against the multi-state standards, accusing him of illegally meddling in education policy.


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

Tue Jul 22, 2014

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Beck movie targets Common Core

Pinellas Park theater shows "We Will Not Conform," a documentary by Glenn Beck that hopes to derail Common Core Standards.


Related Topix: Pinellas Park, FL, Education