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March 25, 2015 11:45 am

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As a movement to reform high school gains momentum around the country, vocational education is being revived. New models are seeking to change the reputation of career and technical classes as dumping grounds for the students who can’t make it in the academic track. The Hechinger Report

Almost immediately after a draft of the newly proposed Student Digital Privacy and Parental Rights Act legislation began to circulate Monday, some people said it did not alleviate all of the concerns in efforts to update federal data privacy law. The Hechinger Report

You can add 13 retired generals and admirals from Tennessee to the list of K-12 educators, school superintendents, college presidents and others asking the state legislature to hold off on removing the Common Core State Standards. Chalkbeat TN

Rep. John Kline (R-Minn.), the chairman of the House education panel, said Tuesday that he is still a “handful” of votes short to pass his GOP bill to replace No Child Left Behind, the main federal education law. The Washington Post

Charging that the state has breached its constitutional duty to provide “a system of free public education” for children in Tennessee, the Hamilton County Board of Education and six smaller school districts sued state officials on Tuesday. Chalkbeat TN

As millions of California students prepare to take the new Smarter Balanced assessments this spring, most will not have had the benefit of taking a series of “interim assessments” that were supposed to help them and their teachers prepare for the new tests. EdSource

After Republican and Democratic leaders could not agree on a proposal that linked immigration reform with an education tax credit in New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s proposed budget, the governor said on Tuesday that both would be dropped as negotiations continued. The New York Times

Wires in classrooms are an inconvenience, yet they have been an inescapable fact of life for over a decade. With the advent of mobile technologies, things haven’t changed quite as much as one might expect. eSchoolNews

 

 

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