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Ridiculous Talking Pineapple Question On 8th-Grade State Exam Confuses Everyone

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 08.29.2012 | Education

New York students, teachers, and parents were utterly bewildered by a question on an eighth-grade state reading exam, the New York Daily News reports....

New York City Schools Revokes Testing Word Ban

AP | Posted 06.02.2012 | Education

NEW YORK — New York City's Department of Education has decided to drop its list of words to avoid on school assessment tests. Companies that wa...

You Told Us: Should The Word 'Divorce' Be Banned From Standardized Tests?

Posted 03.29.2012 | Divorce

Should the word "divorce" be banned from standardized tests? The "D" word is part of a recently released list of more than 50 words and references ...

City Bans References To Dinosaurs, Halloween, Birthdays, And Dancing In Tests

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 03.26.2012 | Education

In an effort to eliminate potential "unpleasant emotions" among students, the New York Department of Education has placed a ban on mentions of "birthd...