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Tempe :: AZ :: USA | updated 2014-04-15 14:48:11 -0700 | education-news

While the attention of most educators is focused on the millions of students trying out the general assessments based on the Common Core State Standards, a smaller, but no less momentous, set of field tests is underway for students with...
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Pisa :: Italy | updated 2014-04-15 14:46:55 -0700 | education-news

The assessment, which was the subject of an Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development report released on April 1, defined creative problem solving as the ability to "understand and resolve problem situations where a method of solution is not immediately...
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Johnson City :: TN :: USA | updated 2014-04-15 14:46:51 -0700 | education-news

Betsy McCoach Whatever we call them, there are students who are ill served by grade-level curriculumsome because they have already mastered it, and others because they are far behind. One recent study found that, across the United States, 95 percent...
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Midland :: TX :: USA | updated 2014-04-15 11:40:56 -0700 | education-news

Board must still certify the vote, which was taken from March 25 and April 7, before the Pennsylvania State Education Association can begin bargaining on behalf of the teachers. The school, also known as PA Cyber, is based in Midland,...
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Portland :: OR :: USA | updated 2014-04-15 11:39:47 -0700 | education-news

Maine (AP) A bill that seeks to halt the establishment of virtual charter schools in Maine has failed final passage in the House of Representatives. The House voted 83-54 in favor of the bill on Tuesday, falling short of the...
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Nashville :: TN :: USA | updated 2014-04-15 11:39:46 -0700 | education-news

Tenn. (AP) A proposal that makes changes to the process for selecting books for public schools is headed for a full House vote. The measure was approved on a voice vote in the House Finance Committee on Tuesday...Currently, a 10-member...
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Nashville :: TN :: USA | updated 2014-04-15 11:39:47 -0700 | education-news

Tenn. (AP) Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to create a program that gives parents the option to move a child from a failing public school to a private school has once again failed to pass. The school voucher legislation was withdrawn...
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Cupertino :: CA :: USA | updated 2014-04-15 07:53:15 -0700 | education-news

News Short List, separate from our overall rankings, is a regular series that magnifies individual data points in hopes of providing students and parents a way to find which undergraduate or graduate programs excel or have room to grow in...
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Baltimore :: MD :: USA | updated 2014-04-15 07:53:15 -0700 | education-news

Tools for Chipping Away at the Cost of College Learn Where to Find College Scholarship Money The cost of a college education continues to grow, leaving students and families turning to scholarships to reduce higher education expenses and lower student...
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Baton Rouge :: LA :: USA | updated 2014-04-15 07:00:50 -0700 | education-news

La. (AP) Eight lawmakers asked Gov. Bobby Jindal on Monday to scrap plans to use tests associated with the Common Core education standards, a proposal that Jindal called "a viable option" if the Legislature won't vote to jettison the tests....
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New York City :: NY :: USA | updated 2014-04-15 05:22:21 -0700 | education-news

The measure, which was sponsored by Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., the chairman of the House education committee, and Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., the top Democrat on the panel, was approved by a vote of 36 to 3 on April 8....
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Overland Park :: KS :: USA | updated 2014-04-15 14:48:31 -0700 | education-news

An Idaho law adopted this year requires districts to adopt model policies governing the sharing of data. And nine states have considered bills based in part on a new law approved last year in Oklahoma that requires the state education...
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Columbia :: SC :: USA | updated 2014-04-15 03:00:50 -0700 | education-news

Internet that features a man with a microphone asking college students in Washington, D.C., to name just one member of the United States Senate...When he asks how many senators each state has, the same crew is equally flummoxed. One hundred...
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Baltimore :: MD :: USA | updated 2014-04-14 09:38:35 -0700 | education-news

Only about a quarter of students nationally who take developmental or remedial college classes ever graduate. The problem is so profound that the advocacy group Complete College America dubs remedial classes the "bridge to nowhere." Even as billions are spent...
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Vineland :: NJ :: USA | updated 2014-04-14 07:50:01 -0700 | education-news

Only about 300 of 4,800 high school students in District 219 don't take a lunch, Szczepaniak says. [Read about how students are frustrated over school lunch portion size s .] Advocates of school lunch say that students who choose to...
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