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10 min ago |

Jefferson Parish high schools show gains on state tests, loss in graduation rate

In general, students in Jefferson Parish's public high schools did better on state tests in the 2013-14 academic year than in the previous year, and slightly more students qualified for college scholarships.


Related Topix: Jefferson, LA, Education, Mathematics, Science

4 hrs ago |

Plaquemines Parish students gain in state tests, but lower number scores well in ACT

Plaquemines Parish students made slight gains in subject tests in the school year that ended in May, and the district also maintained one of the state's top high school graduation rates, according to data released Friday.


Related Topix: Education, Education Etc.

6 hrs ago |

Louisiana's high schoolers show slight improvement on state tests, record-high graduation rate

Louisiana's high schoolers continued to improve on state and national tests in the 2013-14 year, and a record number of them graduated on time in 2013, state officials announced Friday.


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

10 hrs ago |

Q&A: A Union Leader On Tenure, Testing And The Common Core

Weingarten says people need to talk more about how to "attract, retain, support and nurture great teaching for kids at risk."


Related Topix: Kids, Family, Education

13 hrs ago |

Montgomery County officials grapple with student achievement gap

Montgomery County's longstanding student achievement gap will bring together county and school officials as they try to hammer out ways to shrink those differences between high schools that have low or high levels of student poverty.


Related Topix: Montgomery County, MD, Education, Germantown, MD

17 hrs ago |

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.


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.


Related Topix: Education, Education Etc.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Related Topix: Kings College, Education, Genetics, Medicine

KOCO-TV Oklahoma City

10 parents charged for not taking children to school



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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Related Topix: Florida, Education

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.


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.


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