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Class size matters a lot, research shows

Every now and then someone in education policy (Arne Duncan) or education philanthropy (Bill Gates) or the media (Malcolm Gladwell) will say something about why class size isn’t really very important because a great teacher can handle a boatload of kids.

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Good English teaching helps students in math

Great English teachers boost their students’ achievements in math, a very different subject, according to Stanford researchers. The researchers found that students of good language arts teachers had higher than expected math scores in subsequent years – a crossover effect.

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Are math textbooks ready for Common Core?

The most visible symbols of the nation’s long-criticized, mile-wide, inch-deep traditional math standards are the 15-pound textbooks that students have been hauling back and forth from school for years.

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Officials: Repealing Common Core could be costly

If efforts in the Alabama Legislature to repeal the Alabama College and Career Ready Standards, the Alabama version of the Common Core standards, are successful, it could be expensive for the state department of education and local school systems.

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Parent groups push ISAT boycott in CPS

A coalition of Chicago Public Schools parent groups is calling for students to skip the Illinois Standards Achievement Test, which is being replaced this year by another test as a key element for promotions and eligibility for elite schools.

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