COVID testing's rocky start led to long lines, limited access today

Dec 22, 2021
Economists say testing is key to fighting the pandemic and restoring the economy.
Manufacturers of COVID test kits have been uncertain about their market, and production has been erratic.
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Biden plans federal board to surge COVID-19 testing. What might that look like?

Jan 5, 2021
To boost testing, the Biden team has proposed a federal Pandemic Testing Board, modeled after the War Production Board.
President-elect Joe Biden announces key members of his health team in December. Ramping up coronavirus testing will be one of his priorities.
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Making sure the GED test isn't harder than high school

Jan 26, 2016
The company behind the GED is lowering the test's passing score
The end of high school means a lot of bubbling in answers for students with standardized tests such as the GED, SAT and ACT. The company behind the GED recently announced that they will be lowering the passing mark for students. 

Putting kids to the test a little less

Oct 26, 2015
President Obama has called on Congress to reduce over-testing in schools.

Senate votes to revise No Child Left Behind

Jul 17, 2015
Negotiators must now reconcile the bill with the version passed in the House.

Congress rewrites No Child Left Behind

Jul 9, 2015
Annual testing may be here to stay, but states are expected to have more leeway.

For public good, not for profit.

Florida takes steps to limit standardized testing

Apr 10, 2015
A new bill would cap the hours students spend taking state and district exams.

Parents weigh the lessons of common core testing

Mar 18, 2015
As more families opt out, some wrestle with explaining the choice to their kids.

Adding up the costs of new Common Core tests

Feb 11, 2015
The extensive, expensive process of developing tests tied to Common Core standards.