Afternoon Announcements: Maryland delays test requirement for graduation
October 30, 2014 01:45 pm
The Maryland State Board of Education voted on Tuesday for a two-year delay in requiring that high school students pass new standardized tests in order to graduate. Under the new plan, students still will have to pass English 10 and Algebra I courses to graduate, but will not have to pass the tests, state officials said. The Washington Post
There is no question that some teachers, principals, and district leaders have made considerable progress in using technology to transform learning. But here exists a major challenge: Few school systems have found a way to create a sustainable, digitally-enabled “ecosystem.”eSchoolNews
The Blueprint for College Readiness is a new report and online database released Wednesday by the Education Commission of the States that provides a national snapshot of how states are working to prepare students for college, with a look at where states stand in implementing what the report calls the 10 most “critical” policies that promote college readiness and success.
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