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Morning Announcements: California Helps ELL Students Cope with Common Core Language Curriculum

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April 02, 2015 11:20 am

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For the Common Core State Standards to fulfill their promise to prepare all students for college and careers, many California youth will need extra help to improve their language skills, say educators and advocates in diverse regions of the state. EdSource

The Hawaii Department of Education (HIDOE) has selected a student information system (SIS) to manage student data across its entire system. Serving more than 180,000 students, HIDOE’s decision makes Hawaii the sixth state to choose Infinite Campus as a single, statewide solution. THE Journal

A jury here on Wednesday convicted 11 educators for their roles in a standardized test cheating scandal that tarnished a major school district’s reputation and raised broader questions about the role of high-stakes testing in American schools. The New York Times

The Department of Justice is investigating whether truancy courts in Dallas County, Texas, deny due process to juveniles charged with failing to attend school by preventing access to lawyers and imposing large fines. The Huffington Post

After two years of change Baltimore County School Superintendent Dallas Dance said Wednesday the system won’t introduce any major initiatives in the coming year, but instead will focus on those that have already begun, including a program to provide laptops for every child. The Baltimore Sun

The Colorado Senate Wednesday rejected a bid by five Republicans to pull $16.8 million in testing funds from the 2015-16 state budget bill. Chalkbeat CO

A bill designed to prevent future fights over who controls employees of the state Board of Education died Wednesday in the Arizona House. AZ Family

 

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