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2008-07-30 21:00:32

By Emily Krone ekrone@@dailyherald.com A DuPage County school district could be the first in Illinois - and perhaps the nation - to refuse to administer mandatory state exams to students who haven't yet mastered English.

2008-07-30 09:01:09

By Nancy Mitchell State test results released Tuesday show Denver Public Schools outpaced the state and every other metro-area district in gains made in reading, writing and math in nearly every grade in 2008.

2008-07-29 18:00:43

By Jacinthia Jones All but one Shelby County public school and one Tipton County public school are in good academic standing, the Tennessee Department of Education announced Monday.

2008-07-26 00:00:32

By Tim Puko Pittsburgh Public Schools students showed almost across-the- board improvement in state test scores from last year, though that will not likely be enough to meet federal progress standards, district officials announced Thursday.

2008-07-25 09:01:08

From wire reports The notion that boys are better at math simply doesn't add up, according to a study to be published today in the journal Science. An analysis of standardized test scores from more than 7.2 million U.S.

2008-07-20 03:00:38

By Laurie Fox and Holly K. Hacker, The Dallas Morning News Jul. 20--Kids today are whizzes at text-messaging. But when they're asked to craft a well-thought-out answer based on a short piece they've read, many are all thumbs.

2008-07-18 00:00:00

By Connie Llanos A proposed new admissions policy for the University of California system could give thousands of students a better chance of getting into the elite state schools, but critics say the changes threaten to weaken educational quality.

2008-07-14 09:00:57

By William Roller, The Sun, Yuma, Ariz. Jul. 14--For too long, Arizona has been tinkering around the edges at improving schools when what is required is substantial reform, according to a Goldwater Institute staff member. Dr.

2008-07-13 09:00:32

By LAUREN ROTH By Lauren Roth The Virginian-Pilot Thousands of our schoolchildren are being left behind. Only you wouldn't know it by looking at the test results that will be released next month.

2008-07-11 12:00:55

By Liz Beavers, Cumberland Times News, Md. Jul. 11--KEYSER, W.Va.


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