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Will updated GED test help or hurt students?

The GED test - the high school equivalency exam taken by 770,000 people every year - will be updated for only the fifth time in its 70-year history, beginning Jan. 1. The test will be harder, different - with more writing…

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New standards bring big changes for Mississippi students

Most Mississippi districts have opted to roll out Common Core standards just in kindergarten, first- and second-grades over the past two years. That way teachers and students can grapple with them free of the pressure of standardized testing, which begins…

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Lawmaker blasts ‘radical’ pre-K decision

A Nashville lawmaker said that Republican leaders’ reluctance to expand pre-kindergarten programs comes as “a shock and a disappointment.” State Rep. Mike Stewart, D-Nashville, said in a press release Thursday that he believes House Speaker Beth Harwell and other Republican leaders…

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De Blasio announces NYC pre-kindergarten push

New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio is ramping up his campaign to pass his universal pre-kindergarten plan. De Blasio on Thursday announced a website and ad campaign meant to push lawmakers to pass the plan.

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6 states to share $280 million in latest Race to the Top awards

The United States Department of Education has chosen six states to receive Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) grants in the third round of funding for the initiative. The states, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Vermont, join 14 others as RTT-ELC grant…

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D.C. adopts new K-12 science standards

Washington, DC is joining eight states in adopting the Next Generation Science Standards, which are meant to strengthen science education by prioritizing critical thinking and problem solving over memorization of facts.

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