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  1. George Washington latest school to not require SAT, ACT scoresRead the original story w/Photo

    32 min ago | CBS News

    A shake-up in college admissions is reaching one of its biggest schools so far. George Washington University, which is private, announced most students will not need to turn in SAT or ACT scores effective Aug. 1. The test-optional movement is part of the growing debate over standardized testing.


  2. Massachusetts Schools Ranked Tops in NationRead the original story w/Photo

    37 min ago |

    If you're sending your kids to public school this year, what kind of education are they getting? That's the question one study set to answer as back-to-school season gears up. WalletHub recently broke down the best and worst public school systems in the country , using its own formula to come up with a ranking for each state.


  3. George Washington makes SAT, ACT optional: Do standardized tests still matter?Read the original story w/Photo

    43 min ago | Christian Science Monitor

    Undergraduate applicants to George Washington University will no longer have to submit their ACT or SAT test scores, the school announced on Monday. University administrators were concerned that below-average standardized test scores were leading some otherwise strong students to not apply to the school, Dean of Admissions Karen Stroud Felton said in a statement Monday.


  4. Boyd receives scholarshipRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Middlesboro Daily News

    Courtesy photo Luke Boyd, a 2013 graduate of Middlesboro High School, has been selected to receive a full scholarship from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to pursue a degree in civil engineering at the University of Kentucky. The scholarship, which was established in 1948, has been awarded to more than 1,800 exceptional students from around the state.


  5. True Grit: The Best Measure of Success and How to Teach ItRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Edutopia

    When psychologist Angela Duckworth studied people in various challenging situations, including National Spelling Bee participants, rookie teachers in tough neighborhoods, and West Point cadets, she found: One characteristic emerged as a significant predictor of success. And it wasn't social intelligence.


  6. George Washington University is ditching SATsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | CW2 Colorado KWGN-TV

    The college just became one of the largest and most prestigious to make standardized test scores optional for applicants. If you want to try to get into GW and don't want to submit your SAT or ACT scores, you don't have to.


  7. Murrieta Library Seeks More Students for PSAT Practice TestRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago |

    ALERT! We need more students to register for this New PSAT Practice Test! Must have 25 or it will be cancelled! New PSAT Practice Test Saturday, August 15 12 Noon - 3 PM Grades 9 - 11 This redesigned test provides firsthand practice for the New PSAT. It also gives students a chance to enter NMSC scholarship programs and gain access to college and career planning tools.


  8. Schools are able to hire stronger teachers when economy is weak, study findsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Washington Post

    A weak economy appears to have at least one upside: Schools are able to hire more effective teachers, according to new research. Teachers hired during recessions were significantly more effective, as judged by their students' performance on standardized tests, than teachers hired during better economic times, according to working paper published this week by the National Bureau of Economic Research.


  9. UT admissions must be fair to all, dismiss overly influential recommendationsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Daily Texan

    Most future Longhorns have already received their acceptance letters from UT, but the anxieties of filling out college applications are not too far behind them. For this vast majority of students, applying to UT is about getting in on the strength of their grades or extracurricular activities, yet there is another asset that some privileged students have unfortunately used to their advantage: influential connections.


  10. The Battle Over Education and Civil RightsRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Common Dreams

    ... are suspicious of local school authorities in historically separate and unequal communities and see standardized testing as a legitimate federal effort to make sure poor kids and kids of color are learning to read and do math. On the other hand, ...


  11. Recent study does not have Mississippi at bottom of education list, but news not all goodRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Mississippi Press

    Mississippi frequently finds itself at the bottom of most studies or polls regarding public education, but a recent study, while still ranking the Magnolia State in the lower end, does not have the state at the bottom. The online financial site WalletHub recently conducted a study of public education in the 50 states and District of Columbia, ranking their educational systems on 13 key metrics including student-teacher ratios, standardized test scores and dropout rates.


  12. George Washington University drops SAT, ACT requirementRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | KVAL-TV Eugene

    George Washington University will no longer require that students submit their ACT or SAT scores for most freshman admissions. Dean of Admissions Karen Stroud Felton said in a statement Monday that university administrators were concerned that below-average test scores were leading some otherwise strong students to not apply to the school.


  13. Florida Teachers: Do you qualify for $10,000 best and brightest reward?Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago |

    Florida Legislature established Florida's Best and Brightest Teacher Scholarship Program to reward Florida's teachers who have been evaluated as highly effective and who have earned college entrance exam scores that indicate they were exceptionally well prepared for college level coursework . Many are in disarray over this legislature with even some educators and teachers' associations speaking out against this proactive step forward in soliciting topnotch teachers to forge forward to the future with purging the past and even the present if need be for those that become hindrances and/or impediments to the educational success of all students.


  14. Will SAT and ACT Testing Soon Become Obsolete?Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Teen Vogue

    You can work hard, get great grades, and totally deserve to go to your dream school, but for some students, standardized tests can be quite the barrier when it comes to college applications. For those who aren't that good at taking tests like the SAT or ACT, if your score isn't high enough, you might not be admitted into the school you want to attend.


  15. Email letters, July 28, 2015Read the original story

    2 hrs ago | The Grand Junction Sentinel

    ... was "13 years later, an entire generation of school children has cycled through an era of escalating standardized testing with little to show for it." I wonder just how long it will take for parents and tax-payers to catch on to this un-ending ...


  16. Mississippi school district fined $7,500 for opening prayerRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Christian Science Monitor

    According to a Pew Research Center survey, non-Christians and those unaffiliated with any religion are on the rise. Are we helping children learn the importance of interfaith dialogue? Tempie Williams , 12, Dallin Cogbill, 13, and Kade Harkness, 13, bow their heads in prayer during a vigil for Marine Lance Cpl.


  17. SAT Prep for Critical Readi...Read the original story

    2 hrs ago | Statesboro Herald

    This one-week series focuses on strategies used in active reading that pertain specifically to the SAT, and addresses writing strategies used on possible topics during the writing portion.


  18. Cooke Executive Director to Nation's Governors: Excellence Gap Threatens Nation's HealthRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Sys-Con Media

    That turns out to be simply not true." Levy continued, "The workforce ramifications of this [Excellence Gap] are pretty awful.


  19. South Carolina school systems among worst in nation, report saysRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Bluffton Today

    The personal finance website conducted an in-depth analysis of 2015's States with the Best & Worst School Systems ranking South Carolina at No. 45 overall, making it the seventh worst in the country.


  20. How Important Is Emotional Intelligence to Success in Business?Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Entrepreneur Magazine

    Entrepreneur and CultureIQ are searching for the top high-performing cultures to be featured on our annual list. Think your company has what it takes? Click here to get started .