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Perkins, dropout recovery, and the mobile campus: The week's most-read education news

Catch up on the boost in support for accreditors following criticism from a Wall Street Journal editorial and more right here!

Oct. 9, 2015 / Roger Riddell (Education Dive)

Obama administration launches new effort to combat absenteeism

The multi-agency effort encourages schools to provide more support to chronically absent students rather than suspending.

Oct. 9, 2015 / Kate Schimel (Education Dive)

Local control over district to return to Jersey City

The district has been under some degree of state supervision since 1989 thanks to financial and academic troubles.

Oct. 9, 2015 / Kate Schimel (Education Dive)

Massachusetts bill would allow moderate charter growth

The state has historically been reluctant to loosen its reins on the charter sector.

Oct. 9, 2015 / Kate Schimel (Education Dive)

For Virginia district, modernization meant canning lockers

Low demand for lockers among high-schoolers in Albemarle County prompted the district to replace them with charging stations.

Oct. 9, 2015 / Kate Schimel (Education Dive)

DC teacher-leader program promises to produce better PD

The initiative is designed to train expert teachers in observing classrooms and giving quality feedback to peers.

Oct. 9, 2015 / Kate Schimel (Education Dive)

Brown vetoes proposed higher ed oversight agency for California

The agency would have replaced the California Postsecondary Education Commission, which was defunded in 2011.

Oct. 9, 2015 / Tara García Mathewson (Education Dive)

Flatiron coding bootcamp guarantees job placement with new program

Flatiron School’s Learn-Verified online web developer program will offer full refunds if graduates aren't hired within six months of completion.

Oct. 9, 2015 / Tara García Mathewson (Education Dive)

Coors advertises with Ohio State logo, shares profits

OSU's 2009 deal with collegiate sports marketing company IMG College guaranteed $110 million over 10 years for the use of its logo in advertising.

Oct. 9, 2015 / Tara García Mathewson (Education Dive)

Indiana U's One.IU makes all services easily searchable

The portal has been marketed to other institutions as OneCampus, a responsive product allowing users to search for and click straight to services.

Oct. 9, 2015 / Tara García Mathewson (Education Dive)