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The ongoing SAT cheating scandal, where 20 former high school students from a wealthy Long Island community allegedly accepted money to impersonate current high school students for the purposes of taking the test for them, has cast a bright spotlight on...
Students at Dwyer Middle School are testing their will power. They have shut television, video games and social media out of their lives. But only for 10 days. "Our goal is we want them to learn how to manage their time appropriately," said Assistant...
I am writing in response to your article "Parent challenges candidate statement" (Aug. 26). The lawsuit was filed against our Orange County Registrar of Voters that fully approved my statement. The suit itself made many far-out claims; none were...
Students all learn at different paces, leaving teachers the challenge of repeating information for some students while maintaining the interest of those who absorbed the information the first time. Many people acknowledge the special needs of students who...
A parent in the Ocean View School District has legally challenged the candidate statement of incumbent Trustee John Briscoe, who accused the district of declining test scores, illegal secret meetings and more in his filing with the Orange County Registrar...
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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...
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...
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