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School Officials: High Stakes Tests Failing Students

A backlash is growing in Texas education circles against the emphasis on standardized testing that's required under the federal No Child Left Behind Law.   The rebellion started with parents and teachers, and now it has spread to principals and school district administrators in a number of Texas counties.

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Obama Waives National Test Requirements – Too Many Kids Failing

State and local education officials have been begging the federal government for relief from student testing mandates in the federal No Child Left Behind law, and Education Secretary Arne Duncan has heard their cry, with a waiver system that will give schools and states a break.

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America’s Kids Don’t Know Much About Geography

American schoolchildren may know their way around their smartphones and PC's, but they know next to nothing about geography, and educators are alarmed.

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