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Wisconsin chamber official defends Common Core

The Wisconsin state chamber of commerce is speaking out in support of Common Core academic standards that have drawn fire from some conservatives in the state Legislature and calls for changes from Gov. Scott Walker.

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NC group urges teachers to reject contract offers

A group representing North Carolina teachers said Monday it is expanding efforts to fight a state law that phases out job protections in place for more than 40 years in favor of employment contracts that supporters say will promote sharper…

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Castro to feds: cut out the middleman for preschool funds

Mayor Julián Castro called on the federal government Monday to expand access for preschool funding to local entities and school districts “because some of us are locked in state governments that don't fully understand the value of early childhood education.”

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Obama uses address to push K-12 agenda

President Barack Obama announced no new education initiatives in this year's State of the Union address, telegraphing that his administration's K-12 agenda is set and that the focus has turned to implementing White House-driven initiatives now entering their final phase.

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Deasy provides fodder for both sides in lawsuit

In a groundbreaking trial over teacher job protections, Los Angeles schools Supt. John Deasy was the early star witness — for both sides. The case, Vergara vs. California, challenges a set of laws that affect how teachers are fired, laid off and granted…

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Foes of cut in Indiana business tax air warnings

As Indiana lawmakers advanced bills last week to reduce a tax on business equipment, local governments and schools that benefit from the tax intensified their push against the move, calling for a concrete plan to replace the lost revenue.

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State building digital picture of students

The New York State Education Department is in the final stages of creating a system to share student data with colleges and a half-dozen other state agencies so that New Yorkers can be tracked from preschool to college to the…

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