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Nevada Official Says Common Core Vendors Breached Contracts

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Department of Education says two of its vendors are in breach of their contracts in providing Common Core exams in the state's schools.

The agency released a statement Tuesday saying it had notified Measured Progress and Smarter Balanced that each had breached its contracts because of technical issues that put a stop to testing last week and limited the number of tests that could be administered this week.

State Superintendent Dale Erquiaga says in a statement that more than 10,000 students appeared to have taken the tests by Tuesday but only because the Clark County School District had suspended testing. The superintendent says he plans to ask Clark County to suspend testing again Wednesday.

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A widespread computer system crash last week affected three states including Nevada.