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January 12, 2015 at 2:02 PM

Roundup: Duncan makes case for more testing; Obama outlines student-privacy plan

Duncan makes case for continued testing (AP): As Congressional leaders contemplate possible reforms to No Child Left Behind, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Monday that testing must continue to be a part of federal education oversight. Too many students find out too late that they aren’t prepared for college, he said, adding, “those days must be over.”

Charges dropped against Steubenville superintendent (AP): Mike McVey, suspended schools superintendent in Steubenville, Ohio, has resigned from his position, prompting authorities to drop charges of obstructing justice and tampering with evidence against him. Mc Vey was accused of misleading authorities investigating the 2012 rape of a girl by deleting records related to the incident.

Obama outlines steps toward better student privacy (The New York Times): The proposed Student Data Privacy Act would prohibit tech firms from profiting from student information.

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