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Cuomo panel on Common Core proposes key fixes

An 11-member panel of educators, legislators, parents and experts is recommending changes to how New York implements Common Core by scuttling standardized testing earlier than the third grade, limiting time for test preparation and protecting student data by severing ties…

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Panel advances parent trigger bill in House

A proposal that would allow parents to decide the fate of a struggling school is advancing in the House. The so-called parent trigger legislation sponsored by Democratic Rep. John DeBerry of Memphis was approved on a voice vote in the House Education Subcommittee on Tuesday.

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Cuomo schools De Blasio

“We will save charter schools,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) assured thousands of students and their families at a recent rally in Albany. Save them from whom, you wonder? From another Democrat, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio.

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Teach for America tests out more training

Teach for America, which places thousands of freshly minted college graduates in teaching jobs in some of the toughest schools in the country, is rethinking its training program in light of complaints from its own members that they need more…

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Markell, former Vermont governor, tout Common Core

Delaware Gov. Jack Markell joined former Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas on Monday to express their support for the new Common Core academic standards and the need to counter what they said was “misinformation” about the education program.

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