Top Stories From Around The Country for 4/24 2014

California bill reignites affirmative action fight
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Nearly 20 years after California became the first state to ban the use of race and ethnicity in college admissions, a proposal to reinstate affirmative action has sparked a backlash that is forging a new divide in the state’s powerful Democratic Party and creating opportunity for conservatives.

Nevada’s first lady touts early education drive
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada’s first lady Kathleen Sandoval kicked off an early education initiative on Tuesday, calling on businesses and civic organizations to help young children prepare for a lifetime of learning.

Feds probe district’s immigrant teacher hiring
DALLAS (AP) — A North Texas school district is facing a federal investigation and a payout of more than $500,000 to reimburse international teachers after their recruitment violated regulations.

Californians Support Common-Core Standards, Survey Says
San Francisco – As other U.S. states move to delay or halt implementation of the shared learning framework known as the Common Core, the new national math and language standards still enjoy solid support in California, according to a survey released Wednesday.

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