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September 30, 2014 at 2:26 PM

Round-up: 2 more charter schools set for approval, Md. teachers ‘warehoused’ on paid leave

Two more charter schools set for approval next week (AP): A statewide commission is expected to OK two new charter schools at a meeting in Yakima. One is a high school and middle school located in Seattle; the other is an elementary school in Sunnyside.

Maryland teachers ‘warehoused’ during misconduct investigations (The Baltimore Sun): A Baltimore Sun investigation finds teachers in several counties are commonly sent to warehouses while they are on paid administrative leave. In addition to the accused teacher’s salary, taxpayers must also foot the bill for a substitute teacher while districts conduct misconduct investigations, which can take more than a year to complete.

Entrepreneurs use robots to teach young kids coding (The New York Times): Silicon Valley entrepreneurs are creating robotic toys that will teach children as young as 5 about the basics of computer programming.

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