Student testing

FILE - In this Monday Oct. 7, 2019 file photo, California Gov. Gavin Newsom talking to students during his visit to the Ethel I. Baker Elementary School in Sacramento, Calif. Newsom wants a three-year suspension on physical fitness tests while the state studies whether the current test for children in fifth, seventh and ninth grades can be modified or a new assessment should be drawn up. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File )
February 04, 2020 - 8:42 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to pause physical education tests for students for three years due to concerns over bullying and the test discriminating against disabled and non-binary students. The move also comes after annual test results show a growing percentage of...
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February 04, 2020 - 6:28 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The governor of California wants to pause physical education tests for students over concerns with bullying and discrimination. During a three-year suspension, the state would study whether the current test for children in fifth, seventh, and ninth grades can be modified...
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January 22, 2020 - 1:52 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A California woman pleaded guilty to a federal fraud charge Wednesday after authorities said she paid a company $9,000 to take online classes for her son at Georgetown University and then demanded a discount when he received a C. Karen Littlefair, 57, pleaded guilty in federal court...
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January 22, 2020 - 1:34 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A California woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal charge after authorities said she paid a company $9,000 to take online classes for her son at Georgetown University. Karen Littlefair, 57, pleaded guilty in federal court in Boston to conspiracy to commit wire fraud. The...
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January 13, 2020 - 9:17 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sophia Macy is entering “The Twilight Zone.” The elder daughter of Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy will appear in an episode of Jordan Peele’s anthology series. The 19-year-old Macy will star in an episode titled “Among the Untrodden,” according to an announcement on season...
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Grace Brown, 14, poses for a portrait while jogging at the park where she does her jogging workouts for her "online PE" class, in Alexandria, Va., Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. Brown chose to take "online PE," utilizing a fitness tracker, so that she could take a piano lab as an extra elective. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
January 04, 2020 - 7:49 am
Grace Brown’s schedule at West Potomac High School in northern Virginia is filled with all the usual academics, and she's packed in Latin, chorus and piano as extras. What she can’t cram into the 8:10 a.m. - 2:55 p.m. school day is gym class. So she’s taking that one minus the gym, and on her own...
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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2017 file photo, students walk on the University of California, Berkeley campus in Berkeley, Calif. Top leaders at the University of California say they support dropping the SAT and ACT exams from admission requirement. UC Berkeley Chancellor Christ, along with the UC system's chief academic officer, said Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, that research has convinced them that performance on the tests is so strongly influenced by family income, parents' education and race, that using them for admissions decision is unfair. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
November 23, 2019 - 4:07 pm
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Top leaders at the University of California say they support dropping the SAT and ACT exams from admission requirement. UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol T. Christ, along with the UC system’s chief academic officer, Provost Michael Brown, said Friday that research has convinced...
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November 14, 2019 - 10:45 pm
A teacher administering an online test who heard an 11-year-old student say she was hungry and only allowed to eat a small plate of rice each day alerted investigators in Ohio that something was amiss. Authorities found the girl was severely malnourished, living in filth and had been isolated for...
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November 14, 2019 - 12:22 pm
A teacher administering an online test who heard an 11-year-old student say she was hungry and only allowed to eat a small plate of rice each day alerted investigators in Ohio that something was amiss. Authorities found the girl was severely malnourished, living in filth and had been isolated for...
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November 13, 2019 - 5:53 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A former California insurance executive was sentenced to six months in prison for paying $450,000 to get his son and daughter admitted to the University of Southern California as fake athletic recruits. Toby MacFarlane, 56, of Del Mar, California, was sentenced in Boston’s federal...
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