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  1. Mass. ponders hiring a computer to grade MCAS essays. What could go wrong?Read the original story w/Photo

    40 min ago |

    Each year, students taking the state's MCAS exams generate more than 6 million essays and other written responses, requiring a small army of graduate students, educators, and other professionals to read and score them - a labor-intensive task that eats up much of the summer. Now, in an effort to speed up the delivery of MCAS results to schools and families, the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is exploring the idea of replacing human test scorers with a computer program.


  2. 'House of Horrors' dad's lawyer says he treated...Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Metro UK News

    Louise Turpin and her husband David pictured at an earlier court hearing. David denies not imparting any education to his children while supposedly home-schooling them A couple accused of torturing and starving their 11 children treated their huge brood like revered ex-president Abraham Lincoln, their lawyer has claimed.


  3. Northridge high juniors Nathan Shemwell and Isaac Smith.Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    The four Northridge High School students are senior Rebecca Han and juniors Walker Ferry, Nathan Shemwell and Isaac Smith. All of the students say they were excited to earn perfect scores on their ACT standardized college admission exams, and then glad to learn there were others at Northridge who earned perfect scores.


  4. Report: Dual Immersion leaves students behindRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Mountain View Voice

    Second-graders at Gabriela Mistral Elementary School work on a lesson in Spanish on Wednesday, May 16. A recent report says that students at the bilingual school who did not grow up speaking English are not showing the academic gains expected from an immersion program. Photo by James Tensuan Dual-language education programs have a strong track record of improving test scores and being an effective tool for narrowing the achievement gap, with the added benefit of bilingual fluency in an increasingly diverse world.


  5. The Canberra schools bursting at seams, and those less than half fullRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Sydney Morning Herald

    ... is now measured on a "case by case basis" after a review earlier this year, according to a spokeswoman for the education directorate. While the figure may still include some specialist rooms such as science spaces alongside traditional classrooms, ...


  6. Four ways to ensure a better deal for black college studentsRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | National Center for Public Policy Research

    Failures by K-12 school systems to prepare black students for college are compounded by inadequate college admissions policies and support programs, according to the black leadership network Project 21 . This, the group says, can make black students' completion of a college education a difficult prospect.


  7. A 4.0 GPA and med school dreams: Meet Hudson County's Youth of the YearRead the original story

    3 hrs ago |

    JERSEY CITY - Maria Pineda moved from El Salvador to the United States when she was 5 years old, didn't know any English, and adapting to a new a culture was difficult. Now, a junior at Snyder High School, Pineda has 4.0 GPA and stays busy volunteering at her church and in her community.


  8. IMS Global Learning Consortium Announces Free 50-State Digital K-12 Academic Standards RegistryRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | PRWeb

    ... standards and solutions. The IMS CASE standard and registry solution will help to fill a critical gap in the education technology ecosystem." -Brent Engelman, Director of Education Data & Information Systems, CCSSO. "The ability to communicate ...


  9. S. Indiana high school senior among top students in nationRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | Daily Herald

    One day, Harrison Knable may see his name on the ballot for the gubernatorial race, or he may practice corporate law in the private sector. For now, he spends his days at New Albany High School and managing New Albany's Zesto.


  10. With latest departure, Sanders-Clyde Elementary gets its sixth principal in eight yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Post and Courier

    Roshon Bradley took over as interim principal at Sanders-Clyde Elementary in March 2017. The Charleston County School District named him principal on June 1, 2017.


  11. ACTa s Free Press May 21Read the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Scoop

    ... have more effect is if the party were to acknowledge there are long-term, structural issues in health, housing, education, welfare and justice. It is a problem whose cause is known: the reluctance of councils to zone enough land for housing. The ...


  12. The Scouts' Inclusion Of Girls Is a Disaster For Both Boys And GirlsRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | The Daily Caller

    The Boy Scouts of America dropped the word "Boy" from its name this month following an earlier decision to begin allowing girls to participate in its programs. The organization will now be known as "Scouts BSA."


  13. Crime Stoppers tips led to 29 arrests, 60 charges in the ACT last yearRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | The Age

    Reports made to Crime Stoppers last year have resulted in 29 arrests and 60 charges being laid by ACT police. Figures published on Monday as part of Crime Stoppers Week show the organisation received 317,000 reports nationally in 2017, leading to the arrests of more than 7900 criminals.


  14. Launch of a new partnership to improve development of new drugs for children in EuropeRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | EurekAlert!

    The members of the "conect4children" initiative today announced the start of a large collaborative paediatric network that will facilitate the development of new drugs and other therapies for the entire paediatric population in Europe. The conect4children consortium aims to enhance the competitiveness of Europe as a critical region for developing medicines for children by using existing expertise, patient access and developing common processes to be applied to disease natural history studies, registries, studies of new therapies and comparisons of existing therapies.


  15. Charter backers outspend teachers in 2 California racesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Education Week

    In the battle for the future of California's schools, charter school advocates are far outpacing teachers unions in spending to support candidates for governor and state schools chief. Wealthy donors who support charter schools and education reform have poured more than $22 million into independent committees to support former Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa for governor and former schools executive Marshall Tuck for state schools chief.


  16. Public Schooling Is Not a Public GoodRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Cato Institute

    Teachers are walking out of public schools around the country. Texas teachers aren't yet walking out, perhaps because Texas spends $60 billion - over half of its entire budget - on education alone.


  17. Report highlights need for school choice in OklahomaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 18 |

    ... to customize your favorite news topic with some of the most popular sources from around the Web. Learn more . THE education debate in this year's legislative session focused on funding, but mostly ignored another pressing need: the importance of ...


  18. Investigators probe cause of school bus crash that killed 2Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 18 | Education Week

    Investigators combed through evidence Friday seeking answers to why a school bus carrying 45 fifth-graders and teachers on a field trip collided with a dump truck on a New Jersey highway, killing a student and teacher and injuring dozens of others. Police declined to release details about how the crash happened, but it occurred on a stretch of highway just past the exit for Waterloo Village, where the group from East Brook Middle School in Paramus was headed.


  19. What scouting reports said about Michael Gallup: He may be 'best...Read the original story

    13 hrs ago | Dallas Morning News

    Here's a quick look at what some NFL scouting reports of the Dallas Cowboys' 2018 third-round pick Michael Gallup. HOW HE FITS IN DALLAS: Gallup joins a Cowboys roster in the midst of a receiver renaissance and it wouldn't be a surprise if he emerges as the team's best wideout by the end of his rookie season.


  20. WTAMU Graduate Business Degrees Rank in the Top 10Read the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago |

    ... for aspiring graduate students. Out of 52 accredited colleges and universities included on the National Center for Education Statistics, GSH considered only those acknowledged by either Forbes Magazine, the Princeton Review or U.S. News and World ...