Competency-based tests gain ground as a readiness measure

With roughly a third of all high school graduates in the U.S. stymied from enrolling in college, educators nationwide continue to grapple with how to better align secondary academics with university entrance requirements with some states experimenting with alternatives to coursework and seat time.

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Senate panel moves school bond bill

(Calif.) A plan to put a statewide bond measure on the 2016 ballot to help pay for new school construction and modernization projects moved ahead Wednesday in action before a key legislative panel.

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