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1 hr ago | 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

5 hrs ago | 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

9 hrs ago | 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

14 hrs ago | 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

18 hrs ago | 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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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

Bellingham Herald

Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers

Across the country, the backlash grows against standardized tests, with parents, educators, state officials and students proclaiming they've had enough.

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Related Topix: US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Pence, US Politics, Education, May, OK, Education Etc., Family, Kids, US Governors, Opinion

Naples Daily News

Letter: Just a teacher

I was questioning the bill from a local store owner a few years ago. He asked what I did for a living and when I answered, "a teacher," he responded, "You are just a teacher."

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Related Topix: Education

Philly.com

15 best ways to make money on the side

In need of extra cash? If you're already working a full-time job but want more ideas on how to make money on the side, check out these suggestions by Redditors .

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Related Topix: Education, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Home

POZ

An Aging Pandemic

What do we think of when we hear the words HIV or AIDS? As a visual journalist, the more pertinent question for me is: What do we envision? What images do we conjure up in our minds? This, of course, depends to a large degree on whether or not you've been personally impacted by the epidemic, but for those who encounter the illness in second hand ... (more)

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Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Journalism, Education, Opinion

Mon Jul 07, 2014

JD Journal

Grant Awarded to Law School Preparation Institute

The Texas Bar Foundation has awarded a $16,000 grant to the University of Texas-Pan American in an effort to support the Law School Preparation Institute , according to Your Valley Voice.

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Related Topix: University of Texas Pan American, Education

Contra Costa Times

Richmond teens cross country for SAT prep program

El Cerrito High School incoming junior Ciara Dossman, 16, Kennedy High School incoming juniors Quelane Levi, 15, Geramani Martin, 16, and Izabel Rodriguez, 16, left to right, are photographed at the For Richmond headquarters in Richmond, Calif., on Thursday, July 3, 2014.

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Related Topix: Richmond, CA, Education, Education Etc., Spelman College, Contra Costa County, CA

The Daily Caller

National Teachers Union Demands Arne Duncan's Head

Over the July 4 holiday, members of the Representative Assembly at the National Education Association's annual convention in Denver approved a new business item demanding the resignation of Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, citing in particular the Department of Education's promotion of standardized testing and "pitting public school students ... (more)

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Related Topix: Education, Conservative Political News, US News

Weekend

New Obama Initiative Stresses Equal Access To Good Teachers

United States President Barack Obama visits a classroom at Powell Elementary School in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, March 4, 2014.

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Related Topix: George Bush, Education, Kids, Family

Psychology Today

Do Standardized Tests Matter?

We face standardized tests throughout much of our lives, from K-12, college admissions, graduate admissions, and employment settings.

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Related Topix: Education, University of Minnesota

ESchool News

ISTE and the Verizon Foundation Launch Free Mobile Learning Academy for Educators

June 30, 2014 - The International Society for Technology in Education and the Verizon Foundation today announced a new mobile learning program.

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Related Topix: Johns Hopkins University, Education

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