DCPS considers less emphasis on test scores for teacher evaluations

D.C. Public Schools officials are considering weakening the link between students’ standardized test scores and teachers’ performance on evaluations. [THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER]

Is full-day school best for all kids?

Longer school days are very of the moment. They have been touted by the US Department of Education. [THE WASHINGTON POST BLOG]

Parents Group Protests Outside Buffalo Teachers Federation

Parents, community leaders and students protested outside the Buffalo Teachers Federation office Monday night as the clock ticks until a deadline to submit a new teacher evaluation plan to the state. [WGRZ-TV]

UDC prepares for ‘much-needed’ layoffs

Mayor Vincent Gray is offering UDC $64.9 million for fiscal 2013, a $1.2 million increase over last year but substantially less than the $85.1 million the university is requesting as its community college takes steps. [THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER]

Indiana Union Claims Right-to-Work Is Slavery

By Patrick Brennan Indiana’s operating engineers’ union has filed a suit against the state’s new right-to-work law. [NATIONAL REVIEW]

DC’s Savoy Elementary School Chosen for White House Arts Initiative

“We know that when arts are integrated into school curriculum, our students reap the benefits,” said Kaya Henderson, chancellor of DC Public Schools. [AFRO AMERICAN]

High Schoolers Launch Rubber Chicken Into Space

Students at Bishop Union High School in California worked with NASA scientists to launch the chicken, dubbed “Camilla,” to 120,000 ft. into space to study the effects of solar radiation on life and promote space weather discussion. [HUFFINGTON POST]

Classroom of the future will make you wish you were a student

ExoPC, the French-Canadian startup that manufactures a tabletop multitouch surface with a 32-inch LCD display called the EXOdesk.  [HUFFINGTON POST]

National resolution against high-stakes tests released

Anational resolution protesting high-stakes standardized testing was released Tuesday by a coalition of national education. [THE WASHINGTON POST]

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