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August 07, 2013 03:10 pm

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has officially launched an effort to modernize the existing federal e-Rate program that provides schools and libraries with discounted internet and phone service. The FCC released a notice of proposed rulemaking, a document seeking public input.Education Week

New York State Education Commissioner John B. King, Jr. released the results of the April 2013 grades 3-8 math and English language arts assessments. Alliance president and former West Virginia governor Bob Wise commented, saying, “New York is a national leader in beginning to use tests that truly measure how well students are doing. These new tests don’t show students or teachers doing less; they show what truly needs to be done.” Gov. Bob Wise’s Statement

The US Department of Education granted a unique, unprecedented waiver under the No Child Left Behind Act to eight California school district. The waiver is good for one year and allows the districts to set up their own accountability systems outside of the state of California’s.  Politics K-12

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are convinced that the tests of the future will look like role-playing video games. Can video games be used as testing and learning tools? Education Week

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