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Stories with subject: School rankings
  • Paterno's son calls 1976 allegation about father 'bunk' story has photos
    Updated: May-06-16 8:27 am

    PHILADELPHIA - Joe Paterno's son said Friday that an allegation made by insurers that a boy told the longtime Penn State University football coach in 1976 that he had been molested by former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky is "bunk."

  • 5 educators arrested in El Paso schools fraud scheme 
    Updated: Apr-27-16 6:05 pm

    EL PASO, Texas - Five veteran El Paso school district educators were arrested Wednesday after a federal grand jury indicted them on conspiracy charges in an alleged scheme to rig the district's high-stakes test scores by removing low-performing students from classrooms.

  • State proposes gradual rise in diploma test score standard 
    Updated: Apr-27-16 2:13 pm

    BALTIMORE - The Maryland State Board of Education says it plans to gradually increase the standardized test scores that students must achieve to earn a high school diploma starting next school year.

  • Oklahoma school funding declines noted by Moody's 
    Updated: Apr-22-16 3:30 pm

    OKLAHOMA CITY - One of the nation's top credit rating agencies is noting Oklahoma's declining funding to public schools as further negative pressure on the state's financial outlook.

  • Bryant signs bill broadening charter school enrollment 
    Updated: Apr-14-16 8:47 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - Gov. Phil Bryant has signed into law a bill that would allow some Mississippi students to attend charter schools outside their home school districts.

  • University of Arkansas to recruit more graduate students 
    Updated: Apr-11-16 2:04 pm

    FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas - The University of Arkansas is working to improve its research ranking by giving graduate students stipends in order to boost enrollment.

  • Mississippi Senate roll call on charter schools bill 
    Updated: Apr-07-16 3:25 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - The Mississippi Senate, on a 24-21 vote Thursday, passed the final version of Senate Bill 2161, which would allow students in Mississippi school districts with academic ratings of C, D, or F to cross district lines to attend charter schools elsewhere in the state. A yes vote was a vote for the bill, while a no vote was a vote against it.