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December 15, 2014 at 3:50 PM

Round-up: Handwriting expert will examine Beacon Hill tests, Shanghai tops homework list

Handwriting expert to examine Seattle test booklets: Seattle Public Schools plans to hire a handwriting expert to examine test booklets from Beacon Hill International School, whose scores were tossed out by state officials earlier this fall. Many wrong answers on Beacon Hill’s exams were erased and changed from incorrect to correct answers, officials say.

Four injured in shooting at Portland alternative school (The Oregonian): Extra police and counseling personnel were on hand Monday at a Portland school where four students were injured in a shooting on Friday. Police have said the shooting was gang-related; there were no fatalities.

Shanghai, Russia top list of places with the most homework (The Atlantic): Students in the United States average about 6.1 hours of homework each week, according to information gathered through the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), an international standardized test for 15 year olds.

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