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Indiana's House Education Committee was a busy place Wednesday. Two of Governor Mitch Daniels key education reforms passed the committee. On an 8-5 party line vote, a bill to create vouchers that would let low and middle-income parents use public...
Many of us believe the college admissions process has spiraled out of control. Plenty among us also feel that our education system has become too test-centric. And at the intersection of the two lies the SAT, the most dreaded, derided and feared test...
ReutersBy Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE, May 14 (Reuters) - The Seattle public school system, facing a rebellion that stoked the national protest movement over standardized testing in U.S. public schools, is backing away from the contentious multiple-choice exam...
It's rare for a high school junior to earn a top score of 2400 on the SAT college test. It's even more uncommon to notch a composite top score of 36 on the ACT test. But Aseem Jha, a 17-year-old at Naperville North High School, recently found out that...
In an era where test scores dominate discussions about education, a handful of schools received state recognition Friday for their physical fitness programs. Other groups were singled out for arts programs or career education. Warren High School in...
The job of veteran teacher Ricardo Gonzales was on the line before a state review panel. He's a respected elementary school instructor who tutors students and coaches soccer on his own time. But the L.A. Unified School District wanted to fire him...
Here's a look at major schools that offer Master of Business Administration programs in the Chicago area. Many schools give students a choice of part-time (including evening and weekend options), flexible, full-time, accelerated, dual-degree,...
Michelle Rhee, head of an influential education advocacy group that backs using student test scores to evaluate teachers, this week fended off accusations that she failed to pursue evidence of cheating when she ran the District of Columbia school system....
Re "Gates' warning on test scores," Editorial, April 11 Bill Gates has figured out what those of us in education have known all along: Standardized tests are pretty good at identifying students' academic strengths and weaknesses, one of them being test-...
The Baltimore principals union is calling for schools CEO Andrés Alonso to pay back thousands of dollars in bonuses he received in years that schools were later found to have cheated on state tests. The request comes as a contract, released through a...
A recent op-ed article in the Washington Post warned against overusing students' standardized test scores in evaluating how well teachers are doing their jobs. There would be no surprise about that — if it had been penned by the leader of a teachers...
Staff WriterIn an effort to encourage and excite its students for the state standardized test, McKinley Elementary School held its fifth annual Red Carpet Gala here Friday. The gala serves as an opportunity for the school to recognize its students who scored...
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