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High School Notes

January 2012


Education Roundup: New York Bill Could Make SAT Cheating a Felony

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Welcome to the High School Notes weekly roundup of education news. Every Friday, you'll find out what's making headlines around the Web.

SAT cheating

New York Sen. Kenneth Lavalle proposed a bill Tuesday that would make the act of cheating on SAT tests a felony in his state. The legislation is ...

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TAGS:
Obama, Barack
education policy
students
teachers
high school
standardized tests
State of the Union

Teens Should Learn Personal Finance from Parents, Teachers

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Most high school students don't spend their time fretting over mortgages, stock prices, or their 401(k) plans, but they are at an age when smaller financial responsibilities start creeping into their lives. Many teenagers earn allowances and begin working part-time jobs, so they need to make ...

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TAGS:
teens
teachers
students
paying for college
parenting
personal finance
education
family
high school

Education Roundup: New iPad App Revolutionizes Textbooks

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Welcome to the High School Notes weekly roundup of education news. Every Friday, you'll find out what's making headlines around the Web. 

Digital textbooks 

Apple unveiled the iBooks 2 app for the iPad on Thursday, which may lighten the load in students' backpacks. With iBooks 2, which is now ...

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TAGS:
wages
unions
technology
teachers
students
standardized tests
No Child Left Behind
Obama, Barack
Duncan, Arne
high school
Apple Inc.

Education Roundup: Maryland Tops Education Week Public School Rankings

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Welcome to the High School Notes weekly roundup of education news. Every Friday, you'll find out what's making headlines around the Web. 

State rankings

Yesterday, Education Week released its annual rankings of states' public school systems. The publication looked at six factors, including student ...

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TAGS:
education policy
education
education reform
No Child Left Behind
Bush, George W.
high school
K-12 education
rankings

Education Roundup: Teachers Unions, States Clash Over Evaluation Systems

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Welcome to the High School Notes weekly roundup of education news. Every Friday, you'll find out what's making headlines around the Web.

Teacher evaluations and tenure

The new year has started off much the same way 2011 ended—with some vicious battles between teachers' unions and state governments.

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TAGS:
online education
teachers
education policy
education reform
education
K-12 education

On 10th Anniversary, a Look Back at 'No Child' Legacy

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George W. Bush's No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation, which requires students at all U.S. public schools to meet certain math and reading benchmarks, went into effect nearly 10 years ago, on Jan. 8, 2002. Since then, NCLB has been a popular target for politicians, educators, and policy experts ...

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TAGS:
standardized tests
education policy
education reform
education
high school
K-12 education
Congress
No Child Left Behind

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