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July 31, 2014 02:21 pm


What Common Core State Standards look like in a second grade classroom. NPR

Mississippi: A state and its status with Common Core standards. The Hechinger Report

D.C. students’ proficiency rates inch upward on annual city tests, one year after city leaders announced 4-point gains in math and reading. The Washington Post

Many Tennessee state officials say they do not think current student scores following state testing are the best measure of students’ learning, since some test questions previously appeared on state tests from before the adoption of the Common Core State Standards.  ChalkBeat Tennessee

New  critique of Indiana’s efforts to maintain its exemptions from the No Child Left Behind requirements is widening a rift between state education leaders as federal officials near a decision on the waiver. The Republic

After a two year focus in Memphis, the Achievement School District is poised to expand its footprint in Nashville to help out low-performing schools. The Tennessean

A new study from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill offers more evidence that segregated schooling is bad for students. The Huffington Post

Teachers and students in New York public schools have plenty of ideas on how to work technology into the classroom.ChalkBeat NY

IPads aren’t just for students: How three school districts are using digital devices to help keep their educators up to speed on technology and teaching. The Journal

Student-Teacher lesson sharing app, ‘Drawp,’ comes to Android and Apple. The Journal



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