Tag: Back to School

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National

AP-NORC Poll: Parents back high-stakes testing

Burgess-Peterson Elementary School principal Robin Robbins, center, meets with students during an after-school study program in Atlanta, in preparation for state standardized testing, soon to begin. (AP Photo/David Goldman) by Jennifer Agiesta and Philip ElliottAssociated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Often criticized as too prescriptive and all-consuming, standardized tests have support among parents, who view them as a useful way to measure both students’ and schools’ performances, according to an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll.

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Lifestyle

Lifestyles Report…Back-to-school is right around corner

DEBBIE NORRELL The new school year is more than a month away, but back-to-school sales are already in full swing. To get real steals on school and office supplies, shoppers should hit stores during the first days of August. The September 2013 issue of ShopSmart magazine, from Consumer Reports, features five easy tricks for saving on educational essentials.