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November 17, 2014 at 4:21 PM

Round-up: Report finds 1 out of 30 U.S. children homeless, Dorn wants to ax graduation testing

One in every 30 U.S. children is homeless, report finds (AP): The number of homeless children is now at an all-time high in the U.S., according to a report released Monday by the National Center on Family Homelessness. The report cites lack of affordable housing and pervasive domestic violence as two main contributors to the increase.

State education chief wants to do away with graduation testing (The News Tribune): Randy Dorn, Washington’s superintendent of public instruction, wants the Legislature to move away from its plan to require high-school students to pass Common Core tests in language arts and math in order to graduate. Dorn said he doesn’t think Common Core tests should be used for graduation because they are designed to measure students’ readiness for college, not their basic high-school proficiency.

High-school counselors use social media to raise money for conference: High-school guidance counselors from around the country are calling for colleges and universities to pay for them to attend the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) conference in San Diego next year.

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