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Education
10:33 am
Mon November 17, 2014

Testing: How Much Is Too Much?

LA Johnson NPR

Originally published on Fri November 21, 2014 12:23 pm

"In some places, tests — and preparation for them — are dominating the calendar and culture of schools and causing undue stress for students and educators."

The quote comes not from an angry parent or firebrand school leader but from Education Secretary Arne Duncan. Of course, he's the guy currently in charge of a big chunk of those tests: the No Child Left Behind requirement of annual standardized testing in grades 3-8, plus once during grades 10-12.

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Afternoon Update
4:57 pm
Thu February 9, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 2/9/12

Kentucky author Silas House, right, with protesters at last year's I Love Mountains Day in Frankfort.
http://www.kftc.org/calendar/event/i-love-mountains-day-2012 Kentuckians for the Commonwealth

Kentucky Politics:

Kentucky's Senate approved a bill today that allows individual school districts to decide whether to raise the dropout age and requires participating schools to have alternative education programs.

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Education
2:34 pm
Thu February 9, 2012

Kentucky Gets No Child Left Behind Waiver

The Kentucky Department of Education announced today the state will receive a waiver from some parts of the No Child Left Behind Law. State Education Commissioner Terry Holliday says this means the state can use its newly developed accountability model to report progress to the US government. Federal legislators are attempting to rework the controversial law, but President Obama bypassed Congress, allowing states to apply for the waivers.