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  • Broward County schools could give hundreds of new tests

    Broward County schools could give hundreds of new tests
    Final exams will be given to Broward County students this school year in most every subject and in every grade -- even kindergarten. The new end-of-course tests are needed to meet the demands of Florida's controversial 2011 teacher merit pay law,...
  • Education briefs

    National merit semifinalists Ten students from five county public high schools have been selected as semifinalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship competition. Severna Park High led the list with five students: Beatrice Chaudoin, Tec Lee,...
  • New final exams will help evaluate teachers

    New final exams will help evaluate teachers
    Final exams will be given to Central Florida students this school year in almost every subject and in every grade, even to kids young enough to be working on sounding out words. The new end-of-course tests are needed to meet the demands of Florida's...
  • Students part of Be Kind to Humankind Week

    We are not avatars or emoticons, but real people. This message is stressed to students at Broward Virtual School and was the underlying theme behind its recent participation in Be Kind to Humankind Week. The worldwide initiative features a different...
  • Special Education PTO kicks off new year, honors supporters

    For many parents of children with special needs, there are times when they feel as though they are drowning. How do they get their child the help they need? What resources are available, and what strategies can help their child meet their greatest...
  • L.A. Unified survey finds little use of iPads' curriculum

     L.A. Unified survey finds little use of iPads' curriculum
    In the first formal evaluation of the troubled iPads-for-all project in Los Angeles schools, only one teacher out of 245 classrooms visited was using the costly online curriculum. The reason, according to the report, was related to the program's ambition,...
  • Failing marks for schools

    For parents of public school students in Poquoson, Williamsburg-James City County and York County, these are the best of times. Tuesday's report by the Virginia Department of Education bestowed full accreditation under the Standards of Learning program on...
  • No surprise middle school kids popping pills

    Six middle school students were sent to a Broward hospital after swallowing prescriptions drugs on campus. So South Florida. We were the pill mill capital of the world, right? Cops have cracked down on illegal sales, but too many people here are still...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Manufacturing Day Program Offered

    On Thursday, Oct. 2, at Bristol Central High School the Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce, New England Spring and Metalstamping Association (NESMA), Main Street Community Foundation and the Bristol Board of Education are hosting a manufacturing...
  • York County SOLs look good in math, troubling in English

     York County SOLs look good in math, troubling in English
    York County Public Schools' Standard of Learning pass rates year over year showed significant improvement in mathematics, but scores on the English reading test declined for students in grades 3, 5, 6 and 8. Third-grade students had the largest decrease...
  • By The Numbers: Glastonbury's Eastbury School

    By The Numbers: Glastonbury's Eastbury School
    Each year, the state Department of Education releases data on public schools in the state. Each Thursday, we will look at the 2012/13 numbers for each of Glastonbury's nine schools from students eligible for free lunches to the number of students per...