Top Stories From Around The Country for 4/15 2014

Federal Charter Measure Clears Hurdle in House
California – States and districts would be encouraged to help grow high-quality charter schools—and ensure that they enroll and retain English-language learners and students in special education—under a bipartisan bill approved overwhelmingly by the House Education and the Workforce Committee last week.

Delaware officials eye science, technology and math
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — State officials are joining with the Dow chemical company and Junior Achievement to strengthen science, technology, engineering and math instruction in Delaware’s middle schools.

Virginia educators unveiling online Spanish courses
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia educators are launching a new series of online Spanish courses for students.

Lawmakers ask Jindal to shelve Common Core tests
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Eight lawmakers asked Gov. Bobby Jindal on Monday to scrap plans to use tests associated with the Common Core education standards, a proposal that Jindal called “a viable option” if the Legislature won’t vote to jettison the tests.

Colleges seek to improve remedial programs
BALTIMORE (AP) — The odds have long been stacked against students like those in Edward Ennels’ remedial math classes at Baltimore City Community College. Continue Reading Here >>

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