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March 18, 2014 at 1:13 PM

Round-up: States consider free community college tuition, mobile apps help campus safety officers

States consider providing free community college tuition (AP): Lawmakers in Oregon and Tennessee are researching the costs and benefits of providing free community college tuition regardless of family income. Advocates see the no-tuition policy as a way to improve their population’s job skills and chances of employment.

Delayed Common Core “field tests” cause scheduling headache: Several local school districts are scrambling to adjust their schedules after learning a trial run of the new Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium exams will be delayed until March 25. Students at some 180 schools were originally scheduled to take the tests, which are designed to measure progress on the new Common Cores standards, starting today.

Campus safety officers use new tools to gather tips (The Chronicle of Higher Education): New mobile apps are changing the way college police officers gather safety tips and send out alerts.

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