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High school juniors across the state take the ACT on Tuesday, and Central Louisiana schools have been preparing all year for the the standardized test geared for college-bound students.
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Say you're from Brentwood, and certain assumptions will be made. But residents say Brentwood is more than the posh homes twinkling on the hills, campus-like churches and bucolic pastures.
John Sherffield teaches his 11th grade English class on Friday at Red Bluff Union High School.
The Pennsylvania State House of Representatives passed a resolution last week that will make it much harder for organizations that support the use of Performance Enhancing Drugs - PEDs - to set up shop in the state.
Lauded for his biographies of John Cheever and Richard Yates, Bailey takes up his own history, which unfolds as sadly and troubled as any he's chronicled.
This fall students in Missouri seeking higher education will have a new set of Math and Language Arts measures on the ACT exam.
Les Perelman's crusade against the SAT essay began in 2005. That's when the new portion of the test was introduced: a 25-minute speed writing assignment, on such weighty-yet-vague topics as "philanthropy" and "progress," designed to test high school students' readiness for college.
"I don't really have a good list going so this is kind of my kick off I guess," said Griffin Cunningham who is a junior at Rice Memorial High School.
Using the SAT as a standard to judge college-readiness has been a point of debate for years.
One of them was Squirrel Hill North parent Kathy Newman, who thinks the number could double this year, but still will remain small.
The wide-ranging education reform bill state Senate Majority Leader Lizbeth Benacquisto co-sponsored last year advanced a number of conservative priorities: merit pay for teachers, lower college tuition costs, and more flexibility for students in pursuing career education.
California lawmakers were absolutely right last fall to suspend our outdated standardized tests a year earlier than planned, allowing teachers, administrators and students to devote more time and energy to the new Common Core state standards.
TONIGHT ON NEWS 4... AN UPSTATE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL TEACHER IS IN JAIL. ACCUSED OF SEX CRIMES ... AGAINST A 12 YEAR OLD.
For years, education policy in the United States has been driven by a Washington consensus that found comfort in believing public schools are effectively broken and only a "reform" agenda of austerity mixed with the stern hand of managerial oversight from the Beltway and state capitals could save them.
Amy Chua, the "Tiger Mother" who launched a thousand panic attacks among ambitious but lenient parents, is back with an almost-great book about why some groups achieve spectacular success in America while others languish.
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