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Afternoon Announcements: Louisiana Proposal Promises ‘Career Diploma’ For High School Students

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March 10, 2014 04:30 pm

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Libraries are evolving from quiet reading spaces to veritable community centers and hubs for information sharing and creating. The New York Times

The US Department of Education has approved California’s request for a waiver from federal requirements around standardized testing. The state will not have to publicly report results or use the results to hold teachers accountable. The Washington Post

A proposal in Louisiana’s state education board would allow high schoolers to graduate with a “career diploma,” preparing students for some jobs without a college degree. The Times-Picayune

“What I’ve noticed in my classes now is they’re loud. And that’s okay,” Florida middle school teacher Dawn Norris says of how teaching has changed with the implementation of the Common Core State Standards. “Where in the old days it was, no, you want that silent classroom, but the more they talk, they’re all on task. They’re all working on that same common goal.” The Hechinger Report

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