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Afternoon Announcements: LA school officials adopt new policies to reduce arrest rates in schools

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August 19, 2014 03:00 pm

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After years of arresting students for on-campus fights and damaging school property, Los Angeles school officials are adopting new policies to reduce the number of students who are disciplined in the juvenile court system. The New York Times

A fight over the future of academic standards in Louisiana has generated dueling lawsuits, a standoff between Gov. Bobby Jindal and the state superintendent of education he appointed, and a sense of chaos among educators and parents. The New York Times

In the face of a top-down hierarchy ruling many public schools these days, some teachers are taking back their classrooms by moving to schools where they create the curriculum. PBS NewsHour

A residency program in the Baltimore, MD area is aiming to solve the ‘teacher burnout’ problem. The Baltimore Sun

Race, poverty, and geography converge in the longest trial in South Carolina’s history to improve education for public school students. Aljazeera America

The New York State Education Department is fighting to retain its credibility after scores increased slightly this year following years of test-score inflation. ChalkBeat NY

Teacher-school match: Can yearlong residencies, quality time, digital technology help seal the deal? The Hechinger Report

The Federal Communications Commission eRate overhaul includes a new type of eligible service, managed Wi-Fi, which could lead to more outsourced networks in K-12 schools. eSchoolNews

With a new school year about to begin, Montgomery County, MD is making a final push in its quest to fund 17,000 backpacks for students at high-poverty county schools.  The Washington Post

How Chicago is bringing together edtech entrepreneurs and educators at the second annual Chicago Ed Tech Startup Collaborative edSurge

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