Top Stories From Around The Country for 3/27

Kentucky Senate OKs charter school conversion
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Senate has passed a bill that would allow persistently low-performing schools to convert to charter schools. Current Kentucky gives consistently underperforming schools four options for improvement, ranging from restaffing to closing down.

Mayor says New York City is ready for pre-K
NEW YORK (AP) — With an eye toward Albany in the final days before the state budget is due, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio touted on Tuesday his administration’s readiness to implement prekindergarten for more than 50,000 new students this fall.

NY schools are most racially segregated
NEW YORK (AP) — New York state has the most segregated public schools in the nation, with many black and Latino students attending schools with virtually no white classmates, according to a report released Wednesday.

Wis. schools giving tech devices to every student
OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — Administrators at schools across Wisconsin are trying to putting high-tech devices in the hands of every student and teacher.

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