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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...
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ReutersATLANTA (Reuters) - Indictments against 35 former public educators charged in a sweeping standardized test cheating case in Atlanta appeared to be on shaky ground Wednesday after a judge said he would likely rule they were coerced into talking to...
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The Hartford CourantThe state plans to take steps to avoid "double-testing" students next year while it transitions from the Connecticut Mastery Test to a new computerized test called "Smarter Balanced." The move comes as a result of a letter issued Tuesday by U.S....
Special to the TribuneWhen Linda Reineke sits on the deck of her top-floor condominium overlooking the Fox River, she sees turtles, foxes and raccoons. Once she leaves her condo, she is just steps from bike and running paths along the river. As one of the homeowners in a new...
Re: "Apodaca: New SAT? How about 'Game of Thrones' style" (May 19): As an application evaluator for UC Irvine, I share many of Patrice Apodaca's concerns over the SAT. She didn't even mention the proliferation of SAT-prep courses that give students, who...
Tribune staff reportersOnly half of Illinois 5th graders passed the state writing exam last school year, a precipitous fall of nearly 20 percentage points in just three years, according to data released Wednesday. In 2004, when the state last gave a writing exam, about 70...
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...
Special to The TimesYou hear it while dining at the Seven Oaks Country Club, then from the mouths of the well-heeled as they ogle showcase homes, and again at nighttime patio parties when the summer heat finally loosens its grip. "It's like you're not in Bakersfield," they'...
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...
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...
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...
Widespread cheating on state assessment tests has been uncovered at two Baltimore elementary schools, state and district officials are expected to announce today. Investigators with the state Department of Education found that Maryland School...
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