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What happened when I opted my kids out of standardized tests

My decision to opt my kids out might have no real effect at all here in Colorado but, on the other hand, if I support friends in other states in opting their kids out, I might cause teachers to be downgraded and schools to lose funding.

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N.J. county agrees to stop discriminating against immigrant parents

Just before they were set to appear in court, Butler Public School officials agreed to stop requiring parents to show government-issued identification before registering their children in school. The American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey sued the Morris County district last week.

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New York City's Dept. of Education facing charter school lawsuit

The city is facing a federal civil lawsuit from Success Academy Harlem Central charter school parents who want to keep the city from re-locating students. Success Academy is also filing two complaints regarding the Success Academy City Hall and Success Academy Jamaica.

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Protecting student data in the age of marketing and advertising

District CIOs need to have a complete understanding of a district’s legal obligations to protect student data as more student information is stored with online, third-party providers and parents’ privacy concerns reach new heights, technology experts say.

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Social media tips for teachers

Social media can be a gray area in education. But with training, open dialogue and strategic planning, social media can provide dynamic learning opportunities and prepare students to be better digital citizens.

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Noteworthy Books: Reading picks for district leaders

This month's recommended reading for district leaders includes books on the levers that improve learning, creating student-engaged assessment systems and integrating technology successfully.

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M. Night Shyamalan seeks secret to closing achievement gap

M. Night Shyamalan, best known for writing and directing such films as The Sixth Sense and The Village, recently took on the role of education researcher, trying to discover the “secret recipe” to successful education in the United States.

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10 Ohio schools connect directly to first responders with radio system

Motorola Solutions and Chardon Area Schools launched the SchoolSAFE Solution, which provides an instantaneous link to first responders in an emergency. The software enables interoperable radio communications between school personnel and first responders in compliance with National Incident Management System guidelines.

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