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Ohio city plans to toss police recruit exam scores

An Ohio city plans to discard test scores of 748 people who passed its police recruit exam and instead base hiring on oral interviews in an effort to improve its minority hiring. Full story

Cheating scandal rocks D.C. school system

   Jack Gillum of USA Today talks about an investigation that found that an unusually high number of wrong answers were changed to right ones on standardized tests.

Obama says too much testing makes education boring

President Barack Obama said Monday that students should take fewer standardized tests and school performance should be measured in other ways than just exam results. Too much testing makes education boring for kids, he said. Full story

Breastfeeding can boost children's test scores

Breastfeeding babies may provide children with an academic advantage later in life, according to a new study. Full story

Controversial chancellor takes helm of NY schools

Former publisher Cathie Black, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's controversial choice to run the city's schools, began her new job on Monday visiting classrooms and defending her qualifications to run the nation's largest school system. Full story

Girls who walk to school do better in tests

Girls, but not boys, who walk or bike to school instead of getting a ride perform better in tests of verbal and math skills, according to a new study of teens living in Spanish cities. Full story

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  Gov. Granholm: Raising the bar on schools in Michigan

Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm joins Morning Joe to talk about changes within the Detroit and Michigan school systems and discusses some of the issues raised by NBC's "Education Nation."