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As expectations rise, schools scramble to help students clear test hurdles

As expectations rise, schools scramble to help students clear test hurdles

The good news in Columbus, Ohio, schools this summer is that 87 percent of its third-graders passed the reading test and can move on to the next grade, WBNS 10-TV reports. The bad news is that 599, or 13 percent, did not.
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School system budget to increase by $5.6 million

School system budget to increase by $5.6 million

The Bryan County Board of Education will increase its budget by $5.6 million for the 2016 fiscal year, but will not raise taxes along with it.

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Why teaching about the Civil War isn't as easy as it sounds

Why teaching about the Civil War isn't as easy as it sounds

Amidst the pain that surrounded the recent church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, a heated discussion erupted over the nature of a symbol that has come to be synonymous with Southern culture: The battle flag of the Army of Northern Virginia.
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Honor roll: Carver Elementary

Honor roll: Carver Elementary

Students at George Washington Carver Elementary School who made the fourth nine-weeks honor roll are:

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Updated: jun. 26, 2015 7:30 p.m.
U.S. high school graduation rates are up, but significant ethnic and socioeconomic gaps remain

U.S. high school graduation rates are up, but significant ethnic and socioeconomic gaps remain

This spring saw some rare good news on the U.S. education scene when the federal government announced high school graduation rates jumped to 81 percent in 2012, up from 73 percent in 2006.
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Honor roll: Bryan County Elementary

Honor roll: Bryan County Elementary

Students at Bryan County Elementary School who made the fourth nine-weeks honor roll are:

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Updated: jun. 25, 2015 7:00 p.m.
The financial opportunities of summer for families

The financial opportunities of summer for families

Summertime, and school is out.
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Texas to take a hard look at NCAA basketball cheating questions

Texas to take a hard look at NCAA basketball cheating questions

New University of Texas President Greg Fenves has ordered a sweeping probe into allegations that University of Texas basketball players were given improper academic help to keep them on the team.
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The SAT's changing, for better or for worse

The SAT's changing, for better or for worse

The SAT, or the Scholastic Aptitude Test, has been undergoing a lot of changes.
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Student Earns South Georgia State honors

Student Earns South Georgia State honors

Taylor M. Butler of Bryan County earned dean’s list honors for the fall 2014 semester at South Georgia State College.

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Updated: jun. 21, 2015 10:18 a.m.
Superintendent: Online testing problems were minimal in Bryan

Superintendent: Online testing problems were minimal in Bryan

The company that administered the 2015 Georgia Milestones testing online will provide $4.5 million in free services to the Georgia Department of Education because of errors and disruptions that occurred.

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Aggressive new Nevada school vouchers put private schools in reach of all

Aggressive new Nevada school vouchers put private schools in reach of all

Nevada went all in on school choice this month, with the new GOP legislature passing and the GOP governor signing a sweeping bill offering parents direct access to the money used to educate their children.
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Freewheeling through childhood? Democratic schools put kids in charge, eliminate curriculum, and the

On a recent Friday afternoon in a sleepy suburb just west of Chicago, 5-year-old Zeke Banks faces several teenagers seated at a table.
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China uses drones to catch cheaters on college access exams

The world's toughest exam has driven Chinese students to extremes, including suicide, but cheating will be a little tougher if a plan in Henan province, 400 miles south of Beijing, pans out.
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Young people, not without hope, are now most impoverished demographic

Young people, not without hope, are now most impoverished demographic

A report by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, an economic cooperative of 34 countries including the United States, found that poverty rates are now highest among young adults ages 18-25.
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Attending a graduation? Keep your cheers to yourself

Attending a graduation? Keep your cheers to yourself

Three people in Mississippi faced charges of disturbing the peace, with possible $500 fines and even six months in jail for shouting a graduate's name at a Senatobia High School graduation last month.
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Chris Christie's flip on Common Core signals hardening of GOP base

Chris Christie's flip on Common Core signals hardening of GOP base

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie became the latest GOP presidential contender to flip on Common Core, announcing last week his opposition to the curriculum and standards system once embraced across a broad political spectrum.
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Now that's what I call science

Now that's what I call science

Ten-year-old Erika Middleton doesn’t want to take time off from learning just because school is out for the summer.

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RHHS names teacher of year

RHHS names teacher of year

Richmond Hill High School Principal Debi McNeal announced during a working breakfast May 26 that Chris Scholar had been named the high school’s 2015 Teacher of the Year. McNeal said the competition was outstanding, and Scholar said he was honored to be recognized by his peers.

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10 educational games that could change how your child learns

10 educational games that could change how your child learns

The new frontier of education, many experts believe, is video games. While the field is still maturing, most objectives can now be enhanced with games that allow students to collaborate and learn with more engagement while teachers are free to spend more time observing and helping, and less time at the whiteboard. Many of these games also offer parents and teachers tools to monitor progress on specific learning objectives.
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