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Afternoon Announcements: July 25, 2014

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July 25, 2014 12:57 pm


Going inside the classroom for a first hand experience with Common Core curriculum

Fourth graders can adequately demonstrate their writing ability on computer-based tests, according to a new study released Thursday by the National Assessment of Educational Progress, clearing the way for more testing in technological format. PR Newswire

While you’re reading that, be sure to check out the blog from the Alliance’s Robert Rothman on the importance of adequate assessment testing.

What does the Common Core State Standards look and sound like in the classroom? NPR

A new report from the Center for American Progress studied the salaries of teachers throughout the U.S. in relation to turnover rates and that of other countries and suggests little growth in a teacher salary over time. Check out what the study concluded: Center for American Progress

A two-month study into mindset interventions, conducted by the Project for Education Research that Scales (PERTS) suggests words of encouragement can improve students’ academic performance. edSurge

A report from the American Library Association (ALA) says schools and libraries are filtering Internet content far more than what the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) requires. The Journal

The U.S. Department of Justice is backing the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California lawsuit charging that the state abdicated its obligation to ensure all students classified as English learners get extra instructional services to become fluent in English. EdSource

Education-based computer apps are surpassing the traditional tutor, giving students more on-demand academic help. eSchoolNews


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