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October 10, 2014 03:21 pm

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Enrollments in teacher preparation programs in California are continuing to decline at a precipitous rate, according to new figures from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. In the 2012-13 school year, enrollments in teacher preparation programs dropped to 19,933 – down 53 percent from 2008-09. EdSource

The average SAT score in Fairfax County, VA – the 10th-largest school division in the country – jumped five points in 2014, even as students around the country saw scores remain stagnant. The Washington Post

Prince George’s County, MD school board members have used district-issued credit cards to pay for thousands of dollars in meals at local restaurants, spending that some are calling a misuse of school system funds even though it does not appear to violate the rules. Daily News 724

More than two months into the school year, Indianapolis Public Schools is close to having permanent principals for all of its buildings. But School 90, one of the district’s best performing elementary schools over the past five years, is the last school yet to be assigned a new principal. Chalkbeat IN

New York State Education Commissioner John King said on Thursday that there might be another way for New York City to open more charter schools, now that it’s approaching the legal limit. King said lawmakers might want to revisit that distribution, “because clearly the charters in New York City are being used more quickly than in rest of the state.” WNYC

At various times during the school year, it’s not just the students in D.C.’s public schools that do the learning — but also the teachers. Teachers from D.C.’s traditional public schools will attend the first professional development day this academic year today. WAMU

Imagine a school where paper is a dying species. Imagine virtual science labs that are making experiments possible that were previously deemed too expensive. Imagine unlimited resources and information at every student’s fingertips. eSchoolNews

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