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Stories with subject: Education standards
  • New test glitches worry some Indiana schools 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 3:07 pm
  • INDIANAPOLIS - Some Indiana school administrators say they're worried about a rerun of last year's computer troubles with online standardized tests as students have faced disruptions this week while taking practice tests.

  • Florida school stops serving soda before tests 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 12:31 pm
  • MELBOURNE, Florida - A central Florida elementary school has stopped a long-standing practice of serving students Mountain Dew before standardized tests.

  • GOP candidate releases education policy overview 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 9:34 pm
  • SACRAMENTO, California - Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari on Tuesday proposed scrapping California's complex education code, sending state money directly to individual schools rather than their districts, and offering state-funded scholarships to certain college students in exchange for a share of their future earnings.

  • Indiana panel approves new school standards 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 7:31 pm
  • INDIANAPOLIS - A panel of Indiana business and education leaders were met with boos and jeers from attendees after they voted overwhelmingly Monday to support new math and English standards set to replace the Common Core in classrooms this fall.

  • Kansas schools resume state testing after glitches 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 1:13 pm
  • WICHITA, Kansas - Wichita schools and those in surrounding districts have resumed state testing after many of the kinks in the new assessments appear to have been worked out.

  • La. legislative session reaches its midway point 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 11:19 am
  • BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Efforts to raise Louisiana's minimum wage and let school teachers carry guns to work appear jettisoned for the legislative session. Tougher restrictions on the payday lending industry and efforts to lessen marijuana penalties are on life support. And none of the major budget decisions have been settled.

  • Branstad signs school radon bill into law 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 6:10 pm
  • DES MOINES, Iowa - The Iowa Department of Education must gather information from schools about whether they are testing for radon gas under a bill Gov. Terry Branstad has signed into law.

  • Education chief: Testing critics don't have plan 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 3:02 pm
  • BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Continued efforts to try to keep Louisiana from using tests associated with the Common Core education standards are creating "a state of chaos" for public school teachers, Superintendent of Education John White said Thursday.

  • Excerpts from recent Wisconsin editorials 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 10:55 am
  • Wisconsin State Journal, April 16

  • Indiana faces deadline on new education standards 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 6:43 pm
  • INDIANAPOLIS - As the first state to drop the national Common Core learning standards, Indiana is rushing to approve new state-crafted benchmarks in time for teachers to use them this fall, and education leaders from across the nation are closely watching.

  • Final draft of new education standards released 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 5:46 pm
  • INDIANAPOLIS - The state released the final draft of Indiana's proposed education standards Tuesday morning, leaving less than a week for a panel that includes Gov. Mike Pence to review those guidelines and decide whether they should go to the State Board of Education for a final vote of approval.

  • Ohio school board debates sexual orientation rule 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:28 pm
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio - A proposal to protect schoolteachers from being fired or otherwise treated differently on the basis of sexual orientation is dividing the state school board.

  • SC Education agency pulls out of testing program 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 9:43 am
  • COLUMBIA, South Carolina - South Carolina Education Superintendent Mick Zais has withdrawn the state from testing for new standards next year.

  • Senators vying for higher posts spar in hearing 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 7:13 pm
  • AUSTIN, Texas - A Senate panel's discussion about how best to overhaul the curriculum and testing procedures for Texas high schools at times felt like a political debate Monday, as a gubernatorial hopeful and two candidates for lieutenant governor shared the spotlight.

  • Illinois debates continuing free ACT test 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 1:03 pm
  • DEKALB, Illinois - Thousands of high school junior students are preparing for this year's ACT as Illinois lawmakers consider whether to continue paying for them to take the college readiness exam.

  • Teachers, parents debate how much to test students 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 6:28 pm
  • INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana education officials are trying to find a balance between preparing students for a new statewide test and overloading them with assessments as Indiana moves forward as the first state to drop the Common Core education standards.

  • Common Core standards dredge up old apprehensions 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 3:25 pm
  • LAS VEGAS - Nevada's efforts to adopt new education standards are being roundly applauded by educators and business leaders but drawing the scorn of some parents who say the initiative is too radical.

  • Dozens of NYC schools protest state English tests 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 3:19 pm
  • NEW YORK - Principals at some three dozen New York City public schools led protests Friday against this year's New York state English tests, which they said were poorly designed and confusing.

  • Senate approves bill on ailing nursing schools 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 12:49 pm
  • TALLAHASSEE, Florida - The Senate on Friday moved to try to address sliding test scores for nursing school graduates and a glut of poorly performing programs, passing a measure that would require accreditation for all new schools within five years of accepting students.

  • NYC schools: Tests alone won't decide who repeats 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 4:05 pm
  • NEW YORK - New York City schools will de-emphasize the role of standardized test scores in deciding which students must repeat a grade, Chancellor Carmen Farina said Wednesday.

  • Board of Education cancels May transition test 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 2:22 pm
  • INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana students won't be taking a test this May that was meant to help transition to new education standards.

  • Drake business school gives up accreditation 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 10:26 am
  • DES MOINES, Iowa - Drake University's business school leaders have decided to give up an accreditation for a year.

  • Mo. House adopts bill to study education standards 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 7:40 pm
  • JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri's Republican-led House scaled back its opposition to new state education standards and endorsed legislation Tuesday to allow them to stay in place while a committee studies their effectiveness.

  • Wisconsin voucher student scores lagging 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 6:31 pm
  • MADISON, Wisconsin - Students attending private schools in Wisconsin using taxpayer subsidized vouchers did not score as well overall as their public school counterparts on reading or math tests, results released Tuesday show.

  • Correction: Patchy College Pipeline story 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 3:04 pm
  • SAN FRANCISCO - In a story April 5 about how few high school students are eligible for California's public universities, The Associated Press erroneously reported the methodology that UCLA professor John Rogers used to estimate the percentage that fail to meet entrance requirements. Rogers factored in students who dropped out or did not graduate in four years, rather than removing them from the equation.