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Missouri governor vetoes income tax cut

Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed an income tax cut Thursday for millions of Missouri residents and business owners, warning that the priority measure of the Republican-led Legislature could devastate funding for public schools and services.

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Brooklyn teachers balk at ‘Common Core’ test

Now teachers are opting out of Common Core. Prospect Heights International HS teachers in Brooklyn are refusing to administer an English Language Arts test Thursday because they believe it is useless to their non-native-English-speaking students.

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Delaware teachers laud Common Core progress

When former National Teacher of the Year Sarah Brown Wessling showed a video of one of her lessons to a roomful of more than 250 Delaware teachers, she didn't pick one of her best. She picked one that she whiffed.

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When Common Core becomes a punch line

If you’ve lost Louis C.K. and Chuck Norris, have you lost America? Both the acerbic comedian and the action star-turned-activist have come down hard on the Common Core academic standards, which were once widely hailed as a bipartisan success story but…

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Fort Rucker Hosts STEM Fest at Elementary School

Fort Rucker Elementary School challenges students to not only think outside the box, but also to carry what they learn every day into the future. As a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) school, FRES takes pride in charging into conducting…

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Florida House approves new school grading formula

Responding to a flurry of complaints from parents last year, the Florida House voted Wednesday to simplify the school grading formula. In a separate bill, the lower chamber approved changes to middle-school policies, and voted to strip the words "Common Core"…

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NCLB Waiver Loss Puts Washington State on Uncertain Ground

Washington state faces a potentially messy and complicated transition back to accountability provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act now that the U.S. Department of Education hasrevoked its waiver from some requirements of the law, widely considered outdated and flawed.

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Code.org to help 2 million students learn to program

Apparently Code.org's successful "Hour of Code" event in December was just a warm-up act. The Seattle-based nonprofit on Thursday announced the rollout of its computer-science education programs at 30 school districts around the country. Altogether they'll reach more than 2 million…

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