Top Stories From Around The Country for 4/4 2014

GA State School Superintendent Debate
Americans for Prosperity are holding what should be one of the more interesting debates this season. Saturday, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM in Marietta. Continue Reading Here >>

Thousands of parents pull kids from New York tests
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — As most of New York’s elementary students take state tests meant to show how they are faring under a heavier academic load, thousands of kids are sitting the tests out under instructions from their parents, who say the state relies so heavily on testing that it’s interfering with learning.

Miss. House rejects special education vouchers
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Eleven Republicans provided the margin of defeat Wednesday as the House voted 63-57 to reject a bill that would have given vouchers worth more than $6,000 to parents of some Mississippi special education students.

Georgia moves to new evaluation system for teachers, principals
The state Board of Education voted Thursday to implement a new teacher and principal evaluation system this fall that relies more on student performance and less on observation. Continue Reading Here >>


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