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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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...
Daily American Staff WriterAs the annual standardized tests are being administered in Pennsylvania schools starting this week, a movement is growing among parents to opt out of the tests. North Star Superintendent Shawn Kovac said the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment tests...
The bile flowed freely in the first round of L.A.'s school board elections in March, fueled by unprecedented sums of campaign money. To what end? Listening to the ads of the self-styled reformers, you'd have thought that charter schools were the...
Professional word merchants can get a little insecure when some unjournalist comes along and does a better job of putting passages together. It happens to me all too often. I'll write a column filled with dazzling piquancy and logic, and along comes...
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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