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Afternon Announcements: LAUSD Halts Home Use of iPads After Being Hacked

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September 26, 2013 04:35 pm

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Virginia students received their highest scores ever on the modern SAT college admission test this year, and scores also rose in the District even as national averages remained unchanged. Maryland’s scores dropped for the third straight year, according to data for the Class of 2013 released Thursday. The Washington Post

The most improved urban school district in the nation was announced Wednesday as the recipient of the prestigious Broad Prize. The finalist announced Wednesday was Houston Independent School District (HISD), the largest public school system in Texas and the seventh-largest in the United States. NBC 7 San Diego

The group that administers the SAT has begun a nationwide outreach program to try to persuade more low-income high school seniors who scored high on standardized tests to apply to select colleges. The College Board, is sending a package of information on top colleges to every senior who has an SAT or Preliminary SAT score in the top 15 percent of test takers and whose family is in the bottom quarter of income distribution. The package, which includes application fee waivers to six colleges of the student’s choice, will be sent to roughly 28,000 seniors. The New York Times

Following news that students at a Los Angeles high school had hacked district-issued iPads and were using them for personal use, district officials have halted home use of the Apple tablets until further notice. Los Angeles Times

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