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  1. Comsewogue students in pilot program outperform peers in traditional classesRead the original story w/Photo

    23 min ago | Times Beacon Record

    ... was founded on the belief that there was a better way to assess student learning than dependence upon standardized testing, according to its website. "In traditional settings, the teacher did most of the work, we listened, we copied notes and then ...


  2. LSAT Maker Owes $529K in Fees, Calif. Agency AssertsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago |

    The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing has requested more than a half million dollars in attorney fees from the Law School Admission Council for its work related to the LSAT developer's violations of a consent decree. A federal judge in March held the council in civil contempt for violating the court-ordered rules governing accommodations for disabled test takers-a development the California department set in motion last fall when it filed court papers detailing what it alleged were the council's efforts to circumvent the 2014 consent decree.


  3. Sissy Trinh on the Value of Community Input in Cornfield Arroyo Seco Specific PlanRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Planning Report

    In 2013, the Los Angeles City Council passed the Cornfield Arroyo Seco Specific Plan , creating new zoning types and more nuanced income-level restrictions to better address community needs. After it was passed, the Los Angeles Times called the CASP a "model for LA planning."


  4. The scent of coffee appears to boost performance in mathRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | Science Daily

    Research reveals that the scent of coffee alone may help people perform better on the analytical portion of the Graduate Management Aptitude Test, or GMAT, a computer adaptive test required by many business schools. Drinking coffee seems to have its perks.


  5. Too hot to think straight? Study says you may be rightRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area

    ... thus potentially reducing the rate of economic growth," they conclude. Moving slightly out of the standardized testing realm, this month a team of Harvard researchers published the results of a unique study that monitored the cognitive performance ...


  6. SAT 'Prep Matters' course begins Sept. 9 at ...Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Herald Gazette

    Preparation for the Scholastic Aptitude Test will be the focus of 8 weekly classes at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center beginning Sept. 9. The class, taught by Dr. Mary Smyth, will be held each Sunday, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The course, called Prep Matters, is designed for high school sophomores and juniors who plan to retake the SAT in the fall of 2018.


  7. It's In The Way You Say ItRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | Entropical Paradise

    Sorry To Bother You will make you think of a lot of things. It will make you think about more.


  8. Multi-million spend for 'deteriorating' patient flow at Canberra HospitalRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Age

    ACT Health has spent almost $5 million to improve the flow of patients at Canberra Hospital and the new University of Canberra Hospital Rehabilitation Hospital. The $4.75 million contract signed with health IT business Alcidion will see the installation of an Electronic Patient Journey Board which is hoped to cut down the average stay of patients in hospital.


  9. Free malaria tests coupled with diagnosis-dependent vouchers for over-the-counter malaria treatmentRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

    Coupling free diagnostic tests for malaria with discounts on artemisinin combination therapy when malaria is diagnosed can improve the rational use of ACTs and boost testing rates, according to a cluster-randomized trial published this week in PLOS Medicine by Wendy Prudhomme O'Meara of Duke University, and colleagues. More than half of all ACTs consumed globally are dispensed over the counter in the retail sector, where diagnostic testing is uncommon, leading to overconsumption and misuse of antimalarial drugs.


  10. Tribune editorial: On school testing, Utah must make up its mindRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Salt Lake Tribune

    Utah's love-hate relationship with standardized testing took another sharp turn last week with news that students who opt out of testing will be counted as failing the tests. That decision from the Utah Board of Education comes after the U.S. Department of Education refused Utah's request to, in essence, pretend the students who opted out didn't exist.


  11. Sri Lankan government aspires to allocate 6% of GDP for education by 2025Read the original story

    5 hrs ago | Colombo Page

    July 17, Colombo: The present unity government of Sri Lanka has increased the allocation for education to 3.5 percent of GDP from the 1.46 percent of GDP allocated by the previous government in 2014, and hopes to increase this percentage further, the Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera said. "Our aspiration is to allocate 6 percent of the country's GDP for education by 2025."


  12. Ousted dean, false rankings data, AG probe: A guide to the Temple business school scandalRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago |

    At Temple, former Dean of the Fox School of Business and Management Moshe Porat poses. Porat was recently ousted after allegations that Fox School knowingly reported false data to U.S. News & World Report surfaced.


  13. Brown becomes latest college to drop SAT, ACT essay for applicantsRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | University Business

    Brown University this week became the latest school to stop requiring prospective students to take SAT and ACT essay tests, joining a burgeoning list of selective colleges and universities that have eliminated the requirement this year. Brown was the last Ivy League school to require the writing assignment.


  14. Morning Bell: Medical marijuana and schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago |

    Good Tuesday morning. Something I'll be covering in the coming weeks and months is the impact of medical marijuana on schools.


  15. Club Z! Tutoring of Lakewood Ranch, FL Opens for Business: Offering...Read the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | PRWeb

    Club Z! Tutoring of Lakewood Ranch, FL, proudly serving families in Lakewood Ranch, Bradenton and Sarasota, is celebrating its official grand opening with special offers, including complimentary SAT or ACT test preparation services and homework help. Local families are encouraged to like and follow the Club Z! Tutoring of Lakewood Ranch Facebook page to participate in all of its grand opening special offers and promotions, or call 894-1229 to register.


  16. ACT of Connecticut (A Contemporary Theatre) Presents Award-Winning "Evita" as October ProductionRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | PRWeb

    Following a sold-out run of "Mamma Mia!," ACT of Connecticut is gearing up for the next production of its inaugural year, "Evita." Ridgefield's state-of-the-art theater will present the acclaimed Broadway and film musical from October 4-28.


  17. Donovan Allen commits to Brown for footballRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Douglas County Sentinel

    Derrick Mahone/Douglas County Sentinel Douglas County High offensive tackle Donovan Allen has committed to play football at Brown University. Donovan Allen's dream of playing college football and getting an Ivy League education moved a step closer to reality.


  18. ACROSS - SOUR - SCOMMUNITIESRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Salem News

    ... (ACT) or Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) essays. The session, which is open to anyone working on standardized testing, will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. During this session, the instructor will cover time-management and pre-writing ...


  19. Editorial: Stop cheating Oregon on testingRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Bend Bulletin

    Oregon has been cheating students and parents on testing. The recent announcement that Oregon high schoolers will continue to take state Smarter Balanced tests , instead of switching to college board tests, doesn't make things any better.


  20. The fall of 'Papa John' Schnatter: His mouth was his own worst enemyRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | WFAA-TV Dallas

    IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR PAPA JOHN'S INTERNATIONAL - Papa John's Founder, Chairman and CEO John Schnatter gets a kick out of seeing his image on the NASDAQ tower in New York's Times Square, Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, while celebrating the opening of the brand's 4,000th global restaurant.