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Gov. Brown Expected To Sign Bill To Let 5,000 High School Students Graduate

SACRAMENTO (CBS/AP) — California lawmakers are sending Gov. Jerry Brown a bill to rescue about 5,000 high school students who couldn’t graduate this year because the state canceled a required exit exam. 113 more words

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Illinois peeps, check out - After SAT Misprint, Two Sections Won’t Be Scored

The College Board also says it will waive its fees for students who want to take the test again, after an error regarding the allotted time for a reading section on June 6.. 7 more words

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Revere Man Among 15 Indicted In Alleged College Test-Taking Scheme

PITTSBURGH (CBS/AP) — A Revere man is one of 15 Chinese citizens who conspired to take college entrance exams on behalf of others or paid to have that done for them so they could obtain student visas, federal prosecutors in Pittsburgh said Thursday. 571 more words

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Studies Show Researchers Are Idiots

Good Morning My Loves,

I got my morning dose of Facebook this morning and my dad posted an article from Huffington Post about Millennials.

American Millennials Are Some Of The World’s Least Skilled People, Study Finds… 287 more words

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American Millennials are among the world's least skilled

We hear about the superior tech savvy of people born after 1980 so often that we tend to assume it must be true. But is it? 459 more words

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Why Are Americans Getting Dumber? New International Evidence

From Texaspolicy.com, By: Richard Vedder, February 20th, 2015

One of America’s foremost testing agencies, the Educational Testing Service, has released a new report that is incredibly sobering, demonstrating that adult Americans, regardless of educational attainment are, as a group, less literate with respect to both words and numbers, and less capable of solving problems, than counterparts throughout the industrialized world. 805 more words

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Lies, damn lies and the Research Excellence Framework (REF)

 One has only to google the words “research excellence framework” (REF) to find a torrent of self-congratulatory messages from university departments across the land.  While the Higher Education Funding Council for England eschews any assigning of ranks to institutions, the institutions themselves are rushing to report the league table REF ranking which most flatters the quality of their research.  869 more words

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