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Afternoon Announcements: May 5, 2014

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May 05, 2014 04:22 pm

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While some school districts are expanding their teaching staffs for the upcoming school year, many are still catching up after years of budget cuts. Stateline

Teacher unions are turning to a new arena—the courts—as they try to unwind some of the sweeping changes states have made to evaluation methods and job-protection rules. Wall Street Journal

The group of California school districts that won a first-of-its-kind waiver from some requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act last year asked the U.S. Department of Education to extend the reprieve beyond the current school year. California districts are asking to fully implement their teacher evaluation system by the 2016-17 school year. Education Week Politics K-12 blog

As DC works to confront rampant truancy in city schools, national standardized test data show that DC students are absent from school more than the national average and more than almost all other large U.S. cities. Washington Post

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