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Afternoon Announcements: Students at 8 Hawaii Schools to Receive Tablets, Laptops

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July 24, 2013 04:09 pm

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The Hawaii Department of Education announced a selection of 8 schools to participate in a pilot program that will provide students with a digital tablet and laptop. The program is designed to help students adapt to the upcoming implementation of the Common Core State Standards. The Republic

In a recent survey of principals on their awareness of at-risk students, it was the girls who slipped under their radars. The principals aren’t showing bias; the theory is that at-risk boys tend to have behavioral problems while at-risk girls are more subtle. Education by the Numbers

The White House has jumped on board with the most current bipartisan Senate iteration of a plan to set student-loan interest rates to the market. On Tuesday, the White House issued a statement asking Congress to swiftly pass the Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act. Politics K-12

The cost of assessments aligned with the Common Core State Standards may prohibit states from adopting them. Georgia and Oklahoma have decided against implementing the tests, and Florida – an early leader in the development of the Common Core – is voicing similar concerns. The Washington Post

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