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July 8, 2014 - Education Week
 Although Washington state's top court is demanding that elected officials present a new plan to boost K-12 spending—and set an early September court date to view it—legislators and Gov. Jay Inslee say there's virtually no chance they'll convene to craft a fresh strategy before then.
July 8, 2014 - Education Week
 New York's highest court ruled last week that a "local law" adopted to criminalize cyberbullying violates the First Amendment because it is overly broad in what it restricts.
July 8, 2014 - Education Week
 A petition from members of the Oklahoma board of education, as well as parents and teachers, is asking the state's highest court to throw out a new law that repeals the Common Core State Standards. The petition, filed June 25, claims that the law gives the state legislature too much power over the standards-adoption process.
July 8, 2014 - Education Week
 High school students who take the ACT college-entrance exam will receive more information on their performance, including their career readiness and understanding of complex texts, starting next spring.
July 8, 2014 - Education Week
 A group of churches in Wyoming has endorsed the Next Generation Science Standards, including the stance that evolution should be taught as scientific fact.
July 8, 2014 - Education Week
  The KIPP school network is the winner of this year's third annual Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools, besting two other well-known charter networks, Achievement First and Idea Public Schools. The winner was announced last week.
July 8, 2014 - Education Week
  About 60 educators from the Columbus schools have been notified that their licenses to work in Ohio schools are in danger because of their role in the district's data scandal.
July 8, 2014 - Education Week
  A Virginia law that established a statewide board to take over and run unaccredited and consistently low-performing schools has been ruled to violate the state constitution.
July 8, 2014 - Education Week
  A new report identifies the kinds of conditions that are necessary to enable all principals in a school district to be effective—rather than just the few who defy the odds.
July 8, 2014 - Education Week
  Working with other students in high-risk courses like first-year science and mathematics classes, be it in peer study sessions or supplemental instruction from older students, is associated with higher average grades, lower failure and grade-retention rates, lower dropout rates and higher graduation rates, according to a new analysis in the Review of Educational Research.
July 8, 2014 - Education Week
  After New York City encouraged principals to be more deliberative in awarding tenure, ineffective teachers were more likely to leave schools or the profession voluntarily—to the benefit of students, according to a recently released working paper.
July 8, 2014 - Education Week
  The classroom-management approach known as the Good Behavior Game had "a moderate to large effect" on reducing a wide range of challenging classroom behaviors, including aggression, talking out of turn, and straying from the task at hand, according to a new statistical analysis of 22 studies on the program.
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