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Afternoon Announcements: LAUSD Receives $113 Million to Implement Common Core State Standards

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September 04, 2013 04:19 pm


Throughout the country, public libraries are extending their mission beyond loaner books and resources: They’re providing opportunities for students to engage in digital learning opportunities aimed at making them college- and career-ready, often in partnership with schools. Education Week

Los Angeles Unified will receive about $113 million over the next two months to implement the new Common Core academic standards, the state Department of Education announced Tuesday. Los Angeles Daily News

Thirty-two states have passed legislation designed to improve third-grade literacy, according to the Education Commission of the States. Retention is part of the policies in 14 states, with some offering more leeway than others. Huffington Post

One of the more intriguing nuggets in the newly released waiver-renewal guidance is that the U.S. Department of Education is conducting data analyses to determine if states’ accountability systems are doing a good job intervening in and rewarding the right schools. Politics K-12


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