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March 31, 2015 01:45 pm

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Over the next five years nearly half of first teachers will transfer to a new school or leave the profession altogether — only to be replaced with similarly fresh-faced teachers. Richard Ingersoll, who has studied the issue for years, says one of the reasons teachers quit, is that they feel they have no say in decisions that ultimately affect their teaching. NPR

Several large California school districts and communities served by a leading charter-school organization have experienced considerable support and little overt opposition to the Common Core State Standards. EdSource

The NBC News State of Parenting Poll found that 50 percent of parents surveyed approved of the Common Core and 38 percent opposed the standards, but diversity among those numbers might be lacking. The Hechinger Report

New York City has at least a year to spur improvements at its most troubled schools before it could be forced to hand them over to outside groups, under a tentative state budget deal that Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday would help the city keep control of its struggling schools. Chalkbeat NY

Montgomery County, Maryland’s high school students failed their most recent final exams in key math classes at rates similar to previous semesters, according to new data that shows there has been little progress in boosting scores. The Washington Post

A new study suggests that parents’ perceptions about their children’s technology use is influenced by the child’s gender, the type of device used and perceived educational value. THE Journal

Making a digital leap isn’t simply a technology initiative; it’s planning and implementing a technology-based learning environment for all students – a digitally-enabled ecosystem that is continuously improving, according to one organization. eSchoolNews

High school students in Palatine, Illinois will have the chance to earn two years free at a local community college if stay on top of their grades, attendance and community service all four years. Daily Herald

 

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