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Washington State Walks Tightrope in Bid to Keep Waiver

Washington state's struggle to hang on to newfound flexibility on the mandates of the No Child Left Behind Act is just the latest example of the tightrope created by the Obama administration's waivers, particularly when it comes to the politically…

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Should we fix schools by fixing poverty or fixing teaching?

Turnaround for Children aims to improve low-performing schools by addressing the effects of poverty both inside and outside the classroom. This year the organization is working in five DCPS schools and hopes that the school system will incorporate its approach…

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Mary Burke: Common Core bill would politicize education

Democratic gubernatorial candidate and Madison School Board member Mary Burke on Wednesday blasted Republican-backed legislation to replace the Common Core State Standards, saying the plan would waste the “precious resources” that school districts have already spent building a curriculum around…

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Teachers could get bonus, but no raise

Teachers and education employees would receive a 1 percent bonus instead of the 2 percent raise Gov. Robert Bentley’s budget recommended if a budget approved by a Senate committee Wednesday is passed by the Legislature.

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