First Bell 2-19-14

A first look at today's most important education news:

Pearson's new iPad app may help students prepare for rigorous Common Core assessments. 
 
Louisiana follows in the footsteps of the many states that have re-branded the Common Core. 
 
Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. plans to release a dramatic turnaround plan for the School District of Philadelphia. 
 
This week, Missouri Superintendent William Green spared the unaccredited Kansas City Public Schools from dissolution. Instead, the state and district will work together to bring to restore the district's accreditation. 
 
Kansas passes a Bill that allows corporeal punishment to be used in schools. 
 
Oakland, CA schools adding more fresh produce to school lunch menus.

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