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9 min ago | News 4 Jax

Local program exposes at risk teens to college life

RISK AFRICAN AMERICAN TEENS WITH THEIR HORIZON. IT'S CALLED THE BLACK MALE COLLEGE PROGRAM DESIGNED TO PREVENT BLACK MALES FROM DROPPING OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL.

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Related Topix: African-American, Florida, Education

4 hrs ago | The Las Vegas Sun

Las Vegas' genius club: Yes, we do have a Mensa chapter

For all that Las Vegas is, it isn't known as an intellectual mecca. It's hard to imagine Einstein playing slots or Aristotle pontificating in a strip joint.

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Related Topix: Las Vegas, NV, Nellis Air Force Base, US Military, US Air Force, Clark County, NV, Education

Sat Jul 12, 2014

KAAL-TV Austin

Prominent Education Reform Group Pulls Out of MN

One of the country's most controversial education reform groups is pulling out of Minnesota.

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Related Topix: Minnesota Government, Minnesota, Education

Great Bend Tribune

The cost of attending college: Is it a need or a want?

Current discourse about student loan debt and the cost of a college education fail to really help a student and his family decide how to best finance sending the student to a good college.

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Related Topix: Orange County, CA, University of Utah, Education

The Hill

Teachers unions turn on Obama

Teachers unions have turned on Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and the Obama administration, creating a major divide in the Democratic Party coalition.

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Related Topix: Education, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rahm Emanuel

Shelter Island Reporter

Weekend Edition: The long and winding road

The occasional road trip to Vermont is always littered with memories. This recent one was permanently etched with an odd encounter with an old friend.

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Related Topix: Education, Montpelier, VT

WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

Palm Beach County elementary schools improve standardized test scores

PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL ; Some good news from the State Department of Education. Palm Beach County elementary schools improved their overall scores this year which are based on standardized tests scores.

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Related Topix: Palm Beach County, FL, Education

MLive.com

Grand Rapids, Godwin Heights grads complete GRCC program to avoid remedial classes

Sixty-three Grand Rapids and Godwin Heights graduates completed a Grand Rapids Community College program aimed at helping them avoid remedial classes, so they can move into credit-bearing coursework.

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Related Topix: Grand Rapids, MI, Education, Family, Kids

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Nashville Scene

Register Locks Arms With Council, Charters

The room was largely empty, but Director of Schools Jesse Register's call to stop to the fighting over Nashville education was heard far and wide last night.

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Related Topix: Nashville, TN, Vanderbilt University, Education

NOLA.com

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.

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

NOLA.com

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.

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Related Topix: Education, Education Etc.

NOLA.com

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.

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

GPB.org

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."

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Education

Gazette.net

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.

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

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

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