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Afternoon Announcements: West Virginia Partners with Project 24 to Integrate Digital Learning

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April 19, 2013 08:14 pm

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West Virginia is partnering with Project 24, an Alliance for Excellent Education initiative, to integrate technology and digital learning into every school across the state. Governor Earl Ray Tomblin announced the partnership on April 17th with Alliance president and former West Virginia Governor Bob Wise. The State Journal

The Senate voted down a bill that would require background checks for gun purchases earlier this week. The bipartisan bill included school safety and mental health provisions that went down with the bill, as well, such as allowing school districts to partner with mental health centers. Politics K-12

Arne Duncan asked the question, if Congress can’t pass gun background checks, will it ever agree on reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act? at Education Wek’s Leaders to Learn from event earlier this week. Duncan called the failure of Congress to pass the gun control legislation “extraordinarily disturbing.” Politics K-12

An elementary school in Denver is taking a unique approach to arts education: students listen to live instruments during what teachers call a “silent lunch.” NPR

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