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Revised SAT to include more graphs, "high utility" vocabulary

4/16/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

The revised SAT, expected to be administered in 2016, will include more "high utility" vocabulary words, rather than obscure words, College Board officials said. The test also will include a greater f… Read More

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Academic cites concerns over new science curriculum in Ireland

4/15/2014

  • Independent.ie (Ireland)

If Ireland moves forward with changes to its science curriculum, a leading academic is predicting that student achievement will decline and students will fall behind their peers in other countries. Pr… Read More

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Ind. board of education considers student transitions to new standards

4/9/2014

  • Indianapolis Star (tiered subscription model), The

The Indiana State Board of Education is considering how best to help students transition to assessments based on new state education standards, which still are in the development stage. Original plans… Read More

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Educator says to use tests to reflect on instruction, meet student needs

4/16/2014

  • Edutopia.org

Teachers today are under more pressure to prepare students for standardized tests, writes educational consultant Andrew Miller. In this blog post, he encourages teachers to look beyond testing to ensu… Read More

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News in international education

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Schools in Canada launch BYOD tablet programmes

4/14/2014

  • CBC.ca (Canada)

Beginning in September, three secondary schools in British Columbia are expected to require students in some grades to use iPads or similar tablet computers in the classroom. Steve Rauh, principal of … Read More

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The best place for leaders to network

4/15/2014

  • Forbes

Leaders should learn to network internally to stay informed and to make it easier for employees to approach them, Rakia Reynolds writes. "If the person with the brilliant idea doesn’t feel comfortab… Read More

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Higher education leadership news

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Pa. university launches student-led communications agency

4/16/2014

  • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Students in the School of Communication at Point Park University in Pennsylvania soon will be getting real-world job experiences in Web design, marketing, social media and other areas. The department … Read More