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Taliban allow high school graduation exams for Afghan girls

Dec. 07, 2022 00:28 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Afghan girls will be allowed to take their high school graduation exams this week, an official and documents from the Taliban government indicated Tuesday — even though they have been banned from classrooms since the former insurgents took over the country last year. ...

New Mexico eyes overhaul of HS graduation requirements

Dec. 06, 2022 21:05 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — High schoolers in New Mexico could one day need fewer class-unit credits to get their diploma, as state legislators began to overhaul graduation requirements Tuesday for consideration by lawmakers in early 2023. New Mexico has gone about 20 years since the...

Future of CFP: How would 12-team playoff look this season?

Dec. 05, 2022 07:35 AM EST

The College Football Playoff is two years away from expanding, and those involved in growing the format from four to 12 teams have already said the first two seasons will be a test run. They are committed to the basics of the format long-term: 12 teams, six conference champions and...

NM relaxes testing for students on track to graduate in 2024

Dec. 03, 2022 15:35 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is relaxing requirements for some high school students by eliminating the need to pass standardized tests as a way to demonstrate they're ready to graduate, the state Public Education Department said. The announcement made this week applies to...

NC board backs slower effort on teacher license, pay changes

Dec. 01, 2022 13:56 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s State Board of Education backed on Thursday an incremental approach to advance a potential teacher licensure overhaul that would include higher instructor pay based on performance rather than years of experience. The board voted with no...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Dec. 01, 2022 07:11 AM EST

Albany Times Union. November 25, 2022. Editorial: Editorial: The cost of abuse The state could find itself financially liable for hundreds of allegations of sexual abuse in prisons. Maybe that will motivate it to do more to prevent it. It’s long been...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Nov. 24, 2022 04:11 AM EST

Albany Times Union. November 20, 2022. Editorial: You promised, governor Kathy Hochul promised transparency. Why are her agencies stonewalling or slow-rolling auditors and the public? Gov. Kathy Hochul should know better than most people about the need...

3 top law schools quit US News rankings over equity concerns

Nov. 17, 2022 20:57 PM EST

The University of California, Berkeley's law school on Thursday joined the law programs at Harvard and Yale in pulling out of U.S. News & World Report's rankings over concerns that they punish efforts to attract students from a broad range of backgrounds. Deans of all three law...

Georgia releases school data, but no grades for third year

Nov. 17, 2022 16:07 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Department of Education is releasing data on how public schools and districts performed in the 2021-2022 school year, but the state isn't assigning A-to-F letter grades for a third year in a row because of limited data following the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Editorial Roundup: Kansas

Nov. 08, 2022 07:23 AM EST

Kansas City Star. November 5, 2022. Editorial: Missouri and Kansas kids’ test scores dipped. That’s no reason to attack public schools A recent report from the National Assessment of Educational Progress shows a major dip in math and reading test scores, including...