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May 16, 2014 at 3:50 PM

Round-up: WSU preps student teachers for the classroom, boy pleads no contest in shooting

WSU Vancouver helps ease education students into real classrooms (The Columbian): Graduating student teachers at Washington State University’s Vancouver campus and other universities around the state are taking part in a new assessment called edTPA that is intended to better prepare them for the classroom. Washington and New York are the only two states that now require a passing score on edTPA before teachers can obtain their licenses.

Boy, 12, pleads no contest in N.M. school shooting (AP): A New Mexico middle-school student accused of opening fire inside a gym and injuring two classmates on Jan. 14 pleaded no contest today. As a minor, he faces possible detention until he’s 21 years old.

Sixty years after Brown v. Board, racial divides persist (Politico Magazine): Race-based achievement gaps remain prevalent in many arenas of public education 60 years after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that “separate is not equal.”

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