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Afternoon Announcements: July 24, 2014

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July 24, 2014 01:36 pm

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A California court rules on privacy and teacher performance ratings


Common Core State Standards across the country: Where is it implemented, what challenges remain and what does the coming school year have in store? NPR

The public has no right to know the names of Los Angeles Unified School District teachers in connection with their job performance ratings, according to a court ruling issued Wednesday. The LA Times

The Oregon Department of Education is siding with part of a Portland School Board, saying it’s too soon to use the new student the new Common Core State Standard test result to evaluate teachers, but it’s not too soon to use for schools and school districts. The Oregonian

The Anne E. Casey Foundation recently released its 2014 Data Book: State Trends In Child Well-Being, which attempts to rank states based on factors such as student proficiency in math and reading, preschool enrollment, and graduation rates. Click the link to view the data book and see where your state ranks. Data Book: State Trends In Child Well-Being

Oklahoma’s State Board of Education voted on Wednesday for a second time to delay a formal plan for adopting new education standards in math and English amid opposition to the proposal from three education groups that represent public school boards and administrators across Oklahoma. The Daily Journal

Teachers unions are pushing a get-out-the-vote effort, sending educators door-to-door in anticipation of upcoming elections. Politico

Measuring innovation in education can impact education on an international scale and could improve education across the globe. eSchoolNews

K-12 educational resource catalog OpenEd now offers a free tool designed to enable teachers to create assessments with the question types required by the Common Core State Standards. The Journal

Finding ways to help students discover their academic potential can be very rewarding for educators. eSchoolNews

A report from the Joan Ganz Cooney Center evaluates how educators use games to measure student performance and better aid low-performing students

Devices are an important piece to education technology – but they aren’t the only piece. The Journal

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