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March 24, 2015 - Education Week
 An attempt to monitor students' social-media use to prevent the sharing of test information—initially flagged by a school superintendent in New Jersey—has generated a blast of criticism toward the PARCC assessment and at Pearson, the contractor hired to administer it.
March 24, 2015 - Education Week
 A robot from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne may be able to help students improve their cursive and boost their self-esteem—by letting them teach it how to write.
March 24, 2015 - Education Week
 Some Buffalo public school parents, including the head of the New York district's parent-advisory group, are calling for a takeover of the district by a special master or receiver appointed by the federal courts or the U.S. Department of Education's office for civil rights.
March 24, 2015 - Education Week
 Families of nine people killed in the Newtown, Conn., elementary school shooting have filed lawsuits against the estate of the gunman's mother.
March 24, 2015 - Education Week
 Kansas lawmakers are considering a proposal to replace the state teacher-of-the-year program with a cash-awards system.
March 24, 2015 - Education Week
  The winner of the Powerball lottery in California just happens to be the state's public schools.
March 24, 2015 - Education Week
  A language arts teacher from Maine last week won the Global Teacher Prize that comes with a $1 million award.
March 24, 2015 - Education Week
  Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson plans to sign a bill to ease the requirements for state education commissioner so that a former state senator can take the job.
March 24, 2015 - Education Week
  GOP lawmakers in both chambers of the Minnesota legislature have introduced companion bills that would undo the state high school league's new policy on transgender student-athletes.
March 24, 2015 - Education Week
  Gov. Robert Bentley, a Republican, last week signed legislation allowing charter schools to open in Alabama.
March 24, 2015 - Education Week
  Gov. Rick Snyder has signed a controversial executive order transferring the state school reform office from the Michigan education department to a state office that is directly under his control.
March 24, 2015 - Education Week
  School districts have no right to sue their states in federal court in disputes over the procedural requirements of U.S. special education law, a federal appeals court ruled last week.
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