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June 13, 2014

White House Unveils Online 'Hub' to Connect Schools With Ed-Tech Resources

The Obama administration, in the latest phase of its "ConnectED" plan, has launched a website to direct K-12 schools to digital products offered by technology companies.

June 12, 2014

Judges Say Kan. Legislators Met K-12 Equity Order; Adequacy Question Open

A panel of judges in Kansas has ruled that state lawmakers satisfied an order from the state Supreme Court to make its K-12 finance system more equitable

June 12, 2014

Graduation Rates Key to New Accountability Formula for Rural Alaska Schools

Small rural and alternative schools in Alaska will soon be rated with a different formula than that which is used for other schools

June 12, 2014

What Should New Accountability Systems Emphasize and Measure?

A high-powered panel discussion in Washington focused on school and student accountability, but revealed disparate attitudes about the importance of testing.

June 10, 2014

Study: Lead Abatement Could Save Mich. Over $2 Million a Year in Special Ed. Costs

Every dollar invested in reducing lead exposure would pay for itself in three years, compared to the ongoing costs to support children and adults who are exposed to the toxin.

June 10, 2014

A Tool for Comparing States' Educational, and Economic, Performance

The National Science Foundation has created a data tool that allows for state-by-state comparisons of indicators of academic achievement, research and development, and economic growth.

June 10, 2014

Gates Foundation Backs Two-Year Accountability Delay Under Common Core

In a June 10 letter, a senior Gates Foundation official says the philanthropy supports a two-year moratorium on using assessments aligned with the common core to evaluate teachers or promote students.

June 09, 2014

California and Florida K-12 Lawsuits Treat Resources Differently

Two of the five biggest states by K-12 enrollment, California and Florida, are battlegrounds for new or evolving lawsuits that focus on the adequacy and use of educational resources.

June 09, 2014

Common-Core Pullouts in S.C. and Okla.: A Bad Sign?

States' rejection of common standards might not mean that the states are rejecting deeper learning, but advocates need to be vigilant.

June 06, 2014

Former N.M. Official's Signing of Contract for After-School Services Under Scrutiny

Hilary Noskin, a former general counsel with the New Mexico department of education, signed a contract between the state and an after-school provider despite her having a connection to that company, according to a media report.

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