Top Stories From Around The Country for 4/14 2014

State district hires teachers in country illegally
DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s largest school district sees teaching potential among immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally when they were children.

Fla. Senate backs timeout on school grades
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s school grading system would be paused for a year under a bill passed by the Florida Senate. The Senate voted unanimously Friday for the bill (SB 1642) that overhauls the state’s A-to-F school grading system. The move is being made as the state transitions to a new test replacing the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test.

For Science Standards, Begin at the Beginning
Educators who embrace this idea may feel daunted by the magnitude of the transformation it requires in science teaching and learning. Continue Reading Here >>

Applications for school-voucher program soar
PHOENIX (AP) — An aggressive media campaign and expanded eligibility helped double the number of applicants for the state’s school voucher program, which allows students to use public funds for a private education.

Fla. House approves expansion of voucher program
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Following a fierce partisan debate where legislators traded barbs and accused each other of hypocrisy, the Florida House on Friday voted in favor of expanding the state’s main private school voucher program.

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