Top Stories From Around The Country for 5/1 2014

Bill would delay implications of Common Core tests
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The consequences of Louisiana’s shift to Common Core education standards would be stalled for three years if lawmakers agree to a bill that started advancing Tuesday in the Legislature.

Fla. Legislature OKs 1-year pause on school grades
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s school grading system would be paused for a year under a bill now headed to the desk of Gov. Rick Scott. The Florida House on Wednesday voted 76-42 for the bill (SB 1642) that overhauls the state’s A-to-F school grading system.

Maryland high schools endorse program
Maryland has become the first state to have its high schools endorse USA Football’s Heads Up Football tackling program. The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA) now will have its 24 school systems across the state determine if they will follow the endorsement and implement the program for safer play.

Fla. Legislature poised to pass tuition bill
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — After years of fierce debate, the Florida Legislature seems about ready to allow qualified Florida students to pay in-state college tuition rates even if they are in the country illegally.

Cities consider legal fight over charter schools
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Education officials in Bridgeport and Stamford are considering a legal fight to prevent new charter schools from moving into those cities.


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