Top Stories From Around The Country for 4/23 2014

US court upholds state decision on race ban
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the state of Michigan’s ban on using race as a factor in college admissions despite one justice’s impassioned dissent that accused the court of wanting to wish away racial inequality.

Indiana panel approves new school standards
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A panel of Indiana business and education leaders were met with boos and jeers from attendees after they voted overwhelmingly Monday to support new math and English standards set to replace the Common Core in classrooms this fall.

New SC law deletes high school exit exam mandate
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina is replacing its high school exit exam with tests considered more useful to students’ lives beyond 12th grade. A new law signed by Gov. Nikki Haley deletes South Carolina’s three-decade-old requirement that high school students pass an exit exam to graduate.

Google Amends Terms for Scanning User Data
In the wake of an ongoing federal lawsuit and growing public scrutiny over how Google scans and mines the data of its users, including students, the giant online-services provider has amended its terms of service and privacy policies.  Continue Reading Here >>

Obama Administration to Face Hurdles on Vulnerable Programs
It’s unclear if Obama’s K-12 programs will be around after a new administration takes over in 2017. And they could disappear even faster if Republicans gain control of the Senate in the 2014 midterm elections, as some political forecasters expect. Continue Reading Here >>

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