Top Stories From Around The Country for 4/17 2014

State probe detects cheating on standardized test
LAS VEGAS (AP) — An investigation by the Nevada Department of Education has determined standardized test answer sheets at a Las Vegas elementary school were altered by adults and led to skyrocketing scores from one year to the next.

Bill Nye says he underestimated debate’s impact
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — TV’s “Science Guy” Bill Nye said he underestimated the impact of a February debate in Kentucky on evolution and creationism that drew a massive online audience. Continue Reading Here >>

Final draft of new education standards released
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The state released the final draft of Indiana’s proposed education standards Tuesday morning, leaving less than a week for a panel that includes Gov. Mike Pence to review those guidelines and decide whether they should go to the State Board of Education for a final vote of approval.

Tenn. Lawmakers Pass Free College Tuition Plan
Nashville, Tenn. (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam’s signature proposal to create a program that would cover tuition at two-year colleges for any high school graduate is headed to his desk after passing the House on Tuesday.

Supreme Court to hear school tax credit challenge
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether a tax credit program runs afoul of the constitution because it offers scholarships to students attending religious schools.

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