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Morning Read: State to support cost of Common Core tests

LA School Report | January 7, 2015

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School testing gets a bit of state support
It may not be much, but school districts will be reimbursed some $12.3 million to help offset costs associated with administering the state’s new Common Core tests. SI&A Cabinet Report

New York’s school schedule wastes billions of dollars: Report
School schedules contribute to an achievement gap between low-income and wealthier students and waste billions, according to a report from ReadyNation. Huffington Post

Ban on cellphones in New York City schools to be lifted
New York City’s Department of Education plans to announce that it will lift the ban on cellphones in schools, a person familiar with the decision said Tuesday. New York Times

A dozen questions — and a dozen answers — about school reform
Here is a letter that NYS Allies for Public Education just sent to Gov. Andrew Cuomo about his education policies. Washington Post

Lessons on small particles yield big gains, say proponents
As schools look for ways to implement the Next Generation Science Standards, some scientists and educators argue that schools should start small—really, really small. Education Week

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