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Next Fall, MAP Tests Will Be Optional for Seattle High Schools

High schools in Seattle won’t have to give the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) tests starting next fall, the latest development in the testing controversy that has drawn national attention after starting in January at Garfield High School.

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Portland (Ore.) Schools to Use $1.5M in Reserves if Arts Tax is Struck Down

As part of a deal with the city, Portland Public Schools plans to commit $1.5 million from its reserves to fund arts teachers should courts strike down the arts tax.

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Illinois May Require School Shooting-Incident Drills

With Illinois close to making shooting-incident drills mandatory in all public and private schools, some parents and officials say a proposed new law would require tough decisions on how to balance a student's safety with a child's innocence.

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California Governor's Revised Budget Offers More Money for Schools

California schools would get $1 billion more than proposed in January to enact stringent new "common core" academic standards, plus almost a quarter-billion dollars more as part of his education-funding overhaul, under a revised budget proposal Gov. Jerry Brown released Tuesday.

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NYC Schools Chief Blasts Mayoral Candidates Over Remarks at Education Forum

Dennis M. Walcott, the New York City schools chancellor, lashed out at the Democratic candidates for mayor on Monday, saying that he did not believe any of them had a compelling vision to lead city schools and that they had been pandering to gain the support of the teachers’ union.

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Linkit! launches Common Core assessments for CSS and PARCC readiness

With the launch of Common Core Assessments (CCA), Linkit! supports educators seeking ready-to-go assessments professionally crafted by one of the leading developers of educational content and curriculum in the world, Curriculum Concepts International.

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Take Me Fishing, Discovery Education announce contest winners

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation’s (RBFF) Take Me Fishing campaign and Discovery Education have named six schools and educators across the country as winners in the first annual Explore the Blue Water Challenge and Explore the Blue Educator’s Sweepstakes awarding winners with trips, grants and other prizes to foster water conservation efforts in the United States.

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Pearson sees continued growth and expansion of higher education online learning programs

More than 200 schools are working with Pearson to address the ongoing demand and desire for results-oriented online learning programs. Increasingly, students who need a flexible path to earning a degree are looking to online learning programs to access quality higher education. In response, higher education institutions around the country are investing in comprehensive educational services that develop and scale online programs that are high quality, rigorous and drive student achievement.

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Epson now offers Promethean Software to deliver complete interactive learning solution for K-12 classrooms

Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide, announced Promethean’s ActivInspire teaching and learning software is now available for purchase for both new and current customers of Epson’s industry-leading BrightLink® interactive projectors. Educators in the United States and Canada now have an easy way to add curriculum software into interactive learning environments.

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