Top Stories From Around The Country for 4/8 2014

Experts question Indiana teacher evaluations
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Education policy experts say results of the first Indiana teacher evaluations that rank only 2 percent as needing improvement show some schools aren’t taking the rating system seriously. Continue Reading Here >>

DeKalb may become charter system
The DeKalb County School District may become the next big metro Atlanta system to give more autonomy to principals and parents, if the school board votes as expected next month to pursue charter system status. Continue Reading Here >>

Kansas testing pushes on despite problems
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas student testing is moving forward despite several hurdles, from computer problems to cyberattacks.

Obama: Students need help to get ‘in-demand jobs’
BLADENSBURG, Md. (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday announced more than $100 million in grants for two dozen schools across the country that are helping students gain work experience for what he called the “in-demand jobs of the future.”

La. college leaders push for $40M incentive fund
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Higher education leaders urged lawmakers Monday to maintain Gov. Bobby Jindal’s plan for a new $40 million incentive fund to steer money to high-demand degree and job training programs.

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