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Afternoon announcements: Will Nebraska adopt the Common Core?

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March 27, 2013 04:14 pm


El Verano Elementary School in California’s Sonoma Valley has partnered with the Exploratorium, a science museum in San Francisco, to help English Language Learners with their science and language skills. The students keep science journals that help them learn English, as well. Education Week

Each of the 16 Race to the Top winners are pursuing more “personalized learning” approaches in different ways. Many of the districts are using technology to create more student-centered learning approaches, while others are emphasizing teacher professional development. Education Week

Arizona voted on Tuesday to eliminate standardized tests from high school graduation requirements. The vote was split, and the bill now goes to Governor Jan Brewer. East Valley Tribune

Nebraska is one of the only states that have not adopted the Common Core State Standards. This op-ed explores why many Nebraskans would like to adopt the standards and what the hold-up is. Lincoln Journal Star


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