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Afternoon Announcements: High school suspensions in Montgomery County, MD fall nearly 37 percent

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August 01, 2014 12:12 pm

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Suspensions in Montgomery County, MD’s 25 high schools dropped from 2,263 in the 2012-2013 school year to 1,432 during the school year that ended in June. Suspensions involving black and Hispanic students fell by more than 600, but suspensions of minority students continue to occur in disproportionate numbers. The Washington Post

D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson says she’s ‘disappointed’ in this year’s public schools standardized test scores, after the District saw historic gains in student scoring. The Washington Post

Three retired teachers have surrendered their professional credentials for allegedly engaging in testing violations related to Pennsylvania’s system of standardized tests, according to the state Department of Education. The Philadelphia Inquirer

The North Carolina Senate moved toward sealing a long-sought budget accord on Thursday, voting in favor of a $21 billion plan that would raise the salaries of public school teachers. The New York Times

New York students with disabilities will be held to the same academic standards and take the same standardized tests as other kids their age next school year, the U.S. Education Department said Thursday. The Huffington Post

Last spring, eSchoolNews asked some 1,300 educators and readers to give their votes for the top school hardware, software, websites, and services for education technology. Check out their list of the top 50 ed-tech products and services.

Digital course provider Learning Upgrade has released a new math course that uses videos and songs to help students in eighth grade master every Common Core math standard. The Journal

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