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April 27, 2016
Math scores slip, reading flat for nation's 12th-graders
The nation's high school seniors are slipping in math and failing to make progress in reading, with just one-third of the ...
April 14, 2016
Education chief looks for more well-rounded learning
Education Secretary John B. King Jr. wants to see a return to a more well-rounded education for schoolchildren, one that ...
April 12, 2016
Health workers get lead-test help from Flint student nurses
A nurse volunteering at the free lead-testing clinic at a Flint school sensed immediately that the boy was nervous about ...
March 24, 2016
Kenya dissolves exam board for cheating, arrests to follow
The Kenyan government on Thursday dissolved the national examination board and will arrest its members after they were ...
March 17, 2016
Voluntary lead tests begin at big New Jersey school district
New Jersey's largest school district began voluntary blood tests to check students for the presence of lead Thursday, a week ...
March 03, 2016
Early takers say new SAT 'wasn't so bad' and not so tricky
Not so tricky. More straightforward. Guessing allowed. The newly redesigned SAT college entrance exam that debuts nationally ...
February 02, 2016
Rookie docs can work longer flex hours safely, study finds
Surgery patients fared just as well when junior doctors worked longer than mandated hours in the first major rigorous test ...
January 22, 2016
SAT tests canceled in China, Macau over cheating concerns
The firm that oversees registrations for the SAT has canceled college entrance exams on Saturday in China and Macau, because ...
January 07, 2016
All the winter's a weird weather stage; Here are the players
Get ready for weather whiplash as powerful climatic forces elbow each other for starring roles in a weird winter show.
December 10, 2015
Obama signs education law rewrite shifting power to states
Calling it a "Christmas miracle," President Barack Obama signed a sweeping overhaul of the No Child Left Behind education law ...
December 09, 2015
Power to the states: Education law rewrite passes Congress
Those federally mandated math and reading tests will continue, but a sweeping rewrite of the nation's education law will now ...
December 08, 2015
No Child Left Behind rewrite nears final approval
The nation is on the verge of a sweeping shift in education, with states poised to gain greater control over school ...
December 06, 2015
Lawsuits part of call for more transparency at law schools
Nikki Nguyen left a $50,000-a-year job at Boeing Co. in 2006 to pursue a law degree at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San ...
December 03, 2015
No Child revision easily clears House, heads to Senate
Long outdated and widely criticized as unrealistic, the 2002 No Child Left Behind education law is on track for a major ...
December 02, 2015
Rewriting 'No Child Left Behind' _ House passes easily
After years of failed efforts, the House voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to sharply scale back the federal role in American ...
December 02, 2015
AP test: Rio Olympic water badly polluted, even far offshore
Olympic sailor Erik Heil floated a novel idea to protect himself from the sewage-infested waters he and other athletes will ...
November 20, 2015
Mom-to-be labors over college exam just before giving birth
Not even labor pains could keep Tommitrise Collins from completing a college exam, and a photo of her working on the online ...
November 20, 2015
Bipartisan agreement on bill to rework No Child Left Behind
The Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law has long been criticized as unworkable, too punitive and in need of repair.
November 11, 2015
The Latest: Missouri leaders reveal nothing after meeting
The latest on the protests and turmoil over racially charged incidents at the University of Missouri (all times local): 7:30 ...
November 05, 2015
South African student steals bus to get to final year exam
South African media say a high school student stole a bus in a desperate effort to get to his final year mathematics exams.