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Afternoon Announcements: Hawaii Loses “High-Risk” Label

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July 30, 2013 03:23 pm


Hawaii has finally rid itself of the “high-risk” label from the US Department of Education from its Race to the Top grant. A July 29 letter from the Education Department reads that it “recognizes and commends Hawaii’s efforts to accelerate the progress of its Race to the Top plan.” Politics K-12

At least 12 states declare the first weekend of August a tax holiday, allowing shoppers to purchase clothes, shoes, and school supplies without the burden of state sales tax. Teachers are taking advantage of the time to stock their classrooms. High School Notes

Rand Paul is voicing strong opinion in favor of increased number of public charter schools, vouchers, and school choice for minority and low-income students. “I’m talking about opening up all of the lines, so that kids can go to public, to private, wherever,” said Paul. The Washington Post

Kansas education officials believe the cost of administering Common Core State Standards aligned assessments will cost the state less than the national average. But the belief is that it will cost more than what the state is currently paying for assessments. CJ Online

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