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U.S. students are having trouble with math. How would you do on the NAEP test?

October 28, 2015 - 6:14pm
Here are some released fourth- and eighth-grade math questions from the National Assessment of Educational Progress.









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Bloomberg: Obama and Duncan are making a wrong turn over testing

October 28, 2015 - 5:28pm
The ex-mayor of New York City said tests are part of life, accusing the administration of ‘caving’ to pressure.









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College readiness scores range widely at D.C. high schools

October 28, 2015 - 5:13pm
Charter Board and the D.C. Public Schools are reporting their PARCC scores differently, with charter schools also reporting those who are "approaching" proficiency.









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Jeb Bush has a liberal arts degree. It didn't stop him from belittling liberal arts majors.

October 28, 2015 - 4:26pm
Reaction from liberal arts majors is, naturally, strong.









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Um, Kentucky - and other reactions to the national drop in NAEP scores

October 28, 2015 - 4:11pm
The 2015 math and reading scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress are out -- and the news is not good.









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U-Va. student honored with first Hannah Graham Memorial Award

October 28, 2015 - 1:52pm
A sophomore studying biology received the school's inaugural award in honor of the student who was slain in Charlottesville last year.









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S.C. sheriff fires officer who threw student across a classroom

October 28, 2015 - 1:21pm
Federal officials are also investigating the Richland County incident captured on cellphone videos in a Spring Valley High School classroom.









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Budget bill rider would allow student debt collectors to robocall your cellphone

October 28, 2015 - 12:35pm
A provision tucked into the budget deal would let companies robocall Americans' cellphones to collect any money owed to or guaranteed by the government.









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What the national drop in 2015 NAEP test scores really means

October 28, 2015 - 4:37am
The 'no-excuses' school reformers are trying to spin the results. Here's why their spin doesn't quite work.









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Md. sees major drop on national test as state includes more student scores

October 28, 2015 - 12:30am
Maryland falls from upper echelon with nation’s worst decline; D.C. is a bright spot, showing improvement.









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U.S. student performance slips on national test

October 28, 2015 - 12:30am
Scores dropped in math for the first time since the tests began in the early 1990s.









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Once bullied, now empowered, Lizzie Velasquez lobbies Capitol Hill

October 27, 2015 - 8:24pm
Young woman with congenital syndrome pushes for nation’s first federal anti-bullying law.









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Why Obama's new plan to cap standardized testing won't work

October 27, 2015 - 5:19pm
Obama is calling for a 2 percent cap on standardized testing.









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Stanford study shows that online charter school students are lagging

October 27, 2015 - 5:03pm
Virtual charter school students lost a half year of learning in reading and a full year in math, study finds.









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Program to improve teacher diversity will offer full college scholarships

October 27, 2015 - 4:48pm
Howard County has partnered with McDaniel College, aiming to develop more teachers of color.









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These Cornell students get paid to go to parties with their friends - to help protect them

October 27, 2015 - 4:02pm
A student-run group at Cornell uses bystander intervention to mitigate some of the dangers of heavy drinking.









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More Virginia schools meet state benchmarks this year

October 27, 2015 - 3:15pm
The turnaround comes after tougher standardized tests led to a slump in scores.









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The Obama administration finalizes consumer protection rules for college students

October 27, 2015 - 2:29pm
The Obama administration on Tuesday finalized two separate rules to prevent college students from ending up in financial trouble while they're in school and once they leave.









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New Md. tests show 20 percent to 31 percent score college-ready in algebra

October 27, 2015 - 12:57pm
New tests show major achievement gaps by race and ethnicity among Maryland’s students.









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Ohio school district asks state to reimburse $5 million given to charter schools

October 27, 2015 - 11:40am
District officials say the money was wasted.









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