Standardized Testing Newswire (Page 9)

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  1. Afghan security forces arrive at the site of an attack by gunmen in Kabul. Photo: APRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 16 | South China Morning Post

    Thursday's attack occurred just a day after a suicide bomber detonated explosives inside an education centre, killing nearly 40 people Gunmen attacked an intelligence training centre in Kabul on Thursday, officials said, as families buried loved ones killed by a suicide bomber a day earlier in the war-weary Afghan capital. The attack on the training facility was the latest incident in a blood-soaked week that saw militants deliver crippling blows to government forces across Afghanistan.

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  2. Gunmen attack intelligence training center in Kabul: OfficialsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 16 | Manila Bulletin

    Gunmen launched an attack on an intelligence training center in Kabul early Thursday, officials said, just a day after a suicide bomber killed dozens of students in the war-weary city. Afghan policemen arrive at the site of an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan August 16, 2018.

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  3. Greater Hume Children Services wins accolade for NSW/ACTRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 16 | Border Mail

    WINNER: Lynnette O'Reilly and Fiona Pattinson celebrate a win for Greater Hume Children Services in the FDCA awards. Picture: MARK JESSER Covering a bigger area than ever before, the recently re-branded Greater Hume Children Services has been named the best service in NSW/ACT.

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  4. Whether home or away students from regional areas are strugglingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 16 | Border Mail

    One in five university students from regional areas regularly go without food because of financial hardship, and defer university at a rate almost twice that of their metro-raised counterparts, because of costs. The 18-year-old works two jobs at Pancake Parlour and Telstra, studies full time and received an Indigenous Accommodation Scholarship to assist with her rental costs.

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  5. Utah's Board of Education asks for alternatives to letter grades on Utah schools report cardRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 16 | Deseret News

    With the state's new school report card or dashboard a work in progress, Utah State Board of Education staff asked lawmakers Wednesday for suggestions for alternatives to letter grades so constituents get an accurate picture of academic progress of Utah schools. The Utah State Board of Education has suspended assigning letter grades to schools for one year while the public school system transitions to new statewide tests and state education leaders develop a results-based accountability system.

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  6. EDITORIAL: A disruptive learning environmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 16 | Las Vegas Review Journal

    Usually, it wouldn't be prudent to turn to socialist-leaning France for policy guidance. But the proud European nation may be on to something when it comes to kids and electronic devices.

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  7. Austin ISD Receives "B" Grade from Texas Education AgencyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 16 | The Austin Chronicle

    The Austin Independent School District received a "B" letter grade from the Texas Education Agency in a report released Wednesday for a new "A-F" school rating system passed by the Legislature last year. Following pushback from school leaders, state lawmakers delayed implementation of letter grades for individual campuses until 2019, although each campus did receive a numerical grade.

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  8. Refugio districts "not rated" because of Hurricane HarveyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 16 | The Victoria Advocate

    All three Refugio County school districts are eligible for special evaluation in this year's state accountability system because they were directly affected by Hurricane Harvey in 2017. "The state accountability system, which is primarily based on the STAAR test, does not adequately show whether or not students are learning," said Woodsboro school district Superintendent Janice Sykora on Tuesday.

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  9. Fordham Real Estate Institute Hosts High School Program Aimed at...Read the original story

    Thursday Aug 16 | PRWeb

    In an effort to foster industry diversity and uphold its mission to educate the future of New York City real estate professionals, the Fordham Real Estate Institute recently hosted the 2018 Project REAP initiative. Eighty-four minority high school students from Pennsylvania, Colorado, Texas, New Jersey, Georgia and South Africa participated in the robust 12-day program that covered numerous aspects of the commercial real estate industry at Fordham's Lincoln Center campus.

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  10. Letters: Educators making progress in LouisianaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 16 | The Advocate

    Students make their way up the red carpet amid the cheering of teachers and volunteer parents at Oak Grove Primary School which had a special superhero themed welcome back for students Wednesday August 8, 2018, in Prairieville, La. Teachers literally rolled out a red carpet for students and life-size superhero cardboard cutouts were standing in attendance when they arrived for the first day of classes.

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  11. Focus on studentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 16 | Arkansas Online

    Surely it is time for Arkansas government officials to realize the futility of grading, financially rewarding or punishing public schools based on the percentage of students who perform poorly on state-mandated standardized tests.

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  12. Arts / Hundreds of students tell stories through danceRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 16 | Canberra City News

    THE annual Wakakirri performance season began last week with 235 schools and hundreds of primary and secondary students taking to the stage at professional theatres across Australia to perform their original "story dances" in dance and drama. On hand for the three nights of the ACT finals were show host and Wakakirri alumnus Jarrod Bradbury and Wakakirri's national panel representative, Queanbeyan-raised actor Mike Smith, part of the team search for the "story of the year".

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  13. Texas' first school accountability grades feature few 'Fs'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 15 | Texarkana Gazette

    ... 1,200 public and charter districts on student achievement, school progress on things like statewide standardized testing and closing achievement gaps affecting low-income students. In all, 153 districts got an 'A' and 16 received 'Fs.' Another 92 ...

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  14. School works to prepare students for future by "Beating the Odds"Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 15 | KAIT-TV

    CAVE CITY, AR - An area school is "Beating the Odds" with their ACT Aspire scores. Cave City Middle School was recently awarded by the Office for Education Policy for their high growth on the annual test.

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  15. Shmoop Prepares Students for Big Scores on the ACT with Updated Exam...Read the original story

    Wednesday Aug 15 | BroadwayWorld.com

    These days, anything can be a competition-from football games to hot dog eating contests and everything in between. But maybe the most competitive of them all? College admissions.

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  16. Texas grades its schools: How did Fort Worth do?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 15 | Star-Telegram.com

    Fort Worth schools earned a "C" ranking and reduced the number of campuses listed as "improvement required" by the state from 14 to 11 - a sign that the 86,000-student district is moving in the "right direction," said Superintendent Kent Scribner. "We are on our way to becoming one of the highest performing urban districts in the state," Scribner said Wednesday, adding that he is optimistic that the district is turning a corner in academic gains and accountability.

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  17. Surprising celebrity SAT, test scoresRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2014 | The Beaumont Enterprise

    Cosby really scored a pitifully low 500 on his SAT. Source: New York Times 500 Note: No, that's not a typo.

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  18. Savannah-Chatham County school recess time gets another lookRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 15 | SavannahNow

    The “unstructured break time” policy the Savannah-Chatham County school board discussed in July was back on the table Wednesday at a Wellness Committee meeting, but committee members couldn't agree on how the policy should be revised. Most people agree students should be allowed breaks from academics throughout the school day, but who should determine the amount of time devoted to unstructured breaks and whether a policy should stipulate daily “recess” time remained unresolved at the end of the committee meeting.

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  19. Nine things to do around Canberra this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 15 | The RiotACT

    If musicals are your thing, Calamity Jane is playing at the Canberra Theatre this weekend and Limelight cinemas are celebrating 40 years of Grease with a sing-a-long screening of the film on Friday night. For something more cerebral, the Stronger Than Fiction documentary film festival is showing encore screenings of some of its more popular docos at Palace Electric this weekend and Radford College's Dirrum Festival is on this Saturday afternoon with a line-up of interesting and inspiring speakers including Gillian Triggs and Peter Greste.

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  20. School districts graded on A-F scale, teachers union not happyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 15 | KIII

    With school starting in less than two weeks for some students, districts across the state have received the 2018 Accountability Ratings from the Texas Education Agency. TEA released the 2018 State Accountability Ratings for over 1,000 school districts across Texas, rating school performance on an A-F scale.

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