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After Cheating Scandal, SAT and ACT Will Tighten Security NYT: Stung by cases of cheating among Long Island high school students, the college entrance exams will now require students to upload photos when they register.

Tighter security for SAT, ACT in wake of cheating USA Today: A host of new security measures were announced Tuesday in the aftermath of a major cheating scandal on Long Island.

College Tests Get New ID Standards WSJ: The organizations behind the SAT and ACT college-entrance exams said Tuesday they are imposing stricter security measures for test-takers nationwide in response to a cheating scandal that erupted in New York.

Cuomo Backs Release of Teacher Evaluations WSJ: Weighing in on the fight over releasing teachers’ evaluations to the public, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday he’s inclined to preserve open access for parents but willing to explore of shielding the records in some way.

What's Up In Congress? Politics K12: Chief state school officers from all over the country came up to Washington this week to hear lawmakers explain why one of their top federal priorities —an honest-to-goodness reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as opposed to just waivers from the U.S. Department of Education—won't get done this year.

Got an Innovative Idea? Third Round of i3 Contest Starts Now Politics K12: The U.S. Department of Education is now accepting applications for a third round of the Investing in Innovationcontest.

Feds Want 'Clear, Compelling' Race to Top Progress in Hawaii Politics K12: What happens in Hawaii this week will help determine whether the state gets to keep its $75 million Race to the Top grant.

Ryan Budget Slashes Pell Grants HuffPost: More than 1 million students would lose Pell grants entirely over the next 10 years under Rep. Paul Ryan's budget, according to an analysis that the national reform organization Education Trust provided to The Huffington Post.

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A Surge in Learning the Language of the Internet NYT: The market for Web sites, night classes and online lectures in computer programming is booming, as demand grows for knowing how the digital pieces of the Internet fit together.

Schools Will Be Protected From Cuts Next Year, Walcott Says NYT: After years of painful cuts and threats of teacher layoffs, city officials on Tuesday laid out a decidedly more optimistic portrait of financing for city schools next year, saying they expected that principals would have enough money in their budgets to retain most of their teachers and other school employees.

 

 

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