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State becomes first to implement new testing system

In a major shift from previous testing and assessment methods, public schools in Alabama will begin using the ACT suite of tests later this month to determine student achievement and progress, the Alabama State Department of Education announced Wednesday.

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State urged to press on with Race to Top

Four years ago, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced that Delaware would receive $116 million in federal money, the first funds in a huge federal stimulus and school improvement program called Race to the Top.

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Editorial: Free-for-All in the Cafeteria

More than a million children attend public schools in New York City. About 780,000 of them are poor enough to qualify for a free or reduced-price lunch. Getting into the program requires somepaperwork, which is a burden but not a…

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Opinion: We Need to Talk About the Test

I’D like to tell you what was wrong with the tests my students took last week, but I can’t. Pearson’s $32 million contract with New York State to design the exams prohibits the state from making the tests public and…

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