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 School officials push digital learning; Mass. considers adopting the  PARCC test


Low expectations from teachers and a lack of parental involvement feed high dropout rates for Montgomery County’s Latino students, according to a new study. The Washington Post

While you’re reading that, be sure to check out our Core Matter blog series. The latest post from Delia Pompa, senior vice president for programs at the National Council of La Raza talks about the important role parents play in closing the educational gap for Latino students.

Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana announces he would seek to end the state’s involvement with the Common Core State Standards. Some officials have vowed to resist Jindal’s move. Politico

Adobe is getting more students involved in the edtech world, with hopes to enable K-12 students to learn by creating their own digital learning materials. EdSurge

The Iredell-Statesville school district in Iredell County, N.C. has been labeled the “Crossroads of the Future,” by some as the rural district is working to make personalized digital learning a reality for its students EdWeek

Massachusetts school committees and superintendents are in decision mode about adopting the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for Colleges and Careers (PARCC) test Mass Live

K-12 funding woes continue for Washington state Education Week

Whether it’s Netbooks or iPads, district superintendents continue the crucial push into the digital age eSchoolNews

Videos can be great digital tools in the classrooms for both teachers and students. Here are 7 educational sites that take learning beyond the ordinary eSchoolNews

Twitter users speak out about tenured teaching through a USAToday hashtag

 

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