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Officials Suggest Not As Many Parents Opting Their Kids Out Of PARCC Tests As Originally Thought

New Jersey ‘s Education Commissioner was pressed this week on participation in controversial standardized student performance tests and in particular those who are opting out of those tests.

04/26/2015

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8th Educator Charged In Philadelphia Test Cheating Probe

A former Philadelphia principal has become the eighth person charged in a sweeping grand jury probe of cheating on standardized tests.

01/07/2015

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Typing v. Writing: Going Old School Might Be Better For Learning

When it comes to note-taking, students who do it the old-fashioned way might be better off.

02/07/2014

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Health: Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates Are Too Low, According To New CDC Report

Millions of Americans could be putting themselves at risk for colorectal cancer because they’re not taking a crucial step.

11/05/2013

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More Tests Slated On New Jersey Diver Who Died In Pennsylvania

A coroner says more tests are needed to determine what killed a scuba diver found dead at a former quarry in Pennsylvania.

08/20/2013

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An Effort To Change The SATs

Students who apply to college will tell you that they don’t like the SATs. But the surprise is that David Coleman doesn’t like them either. He’s the president of the College Board.

01/23/2013

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Amtrak To Test Trains At 165 MPH, Starting In New Jersey

Amtrak is going to break the speed limit this week in the Northeast Corridor.

09/24/2012

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Technology Detects Cheaters

Using modern technology—miniature cameras, smartphones, and the internet – has made stealing and sharing exam answers easier than ever. And, other technology is making it more difficult.

06/20/2011

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Pennsylvania Air Test Shows Slight Radiation Elevation

Tests of air in Pennsylvania show an elevated level of radiation, but a state spokeswoman says it is far below levels of concern and is not considered a threat to public health or safety.

04/01/2011