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Obama reaffirms old education promises in State of the Union

Although President Barack Obama did not lay out any new plans for education reform in his State of the Union address Tuesday, education leaders from the early childhood education arena, through the higher education community, said they were pleased with…

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South Dakota House votes ‘no’ on Common Core rewind

A slim majority of the South Dakota House rejected a resolution Wednesday to halt expansion of the Common Core State Standards on Wednesday. The measure failed 35 to 31. A few dozen constituents attended the session, including many supporters of the resolution wearing…

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Indiana Senate panel OKs plan to drop Common Core

Legislation to repeal the national Common Core education standards in Indiana passed the Senate Education and Career Development Committee on Wednesday, but it does not prevent portions of the standards from being adopted for the state’s classrooms.

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Could an extended school year work in New Jersey?

As educators await details from Gov. Chris Christie’s office on a plan to extend the school day and school year for New Jersey’s 1.36 million students, state officials say similar programs are already successfully underway across the nation.

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Few L.A. teachers get bad ratings, trial documents show

More instructors than ever are being evaluated in detail in the Los Angeles Unified School District and only a small percentage are being rated as substandard, according to testimony Wednesday in litigation aimed at reducing teacher job protections.  The results of a…

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A culture of deceit in Columbus schools

Former Columbus Superintendent Gene Harris surrounded herself with cheaters, and then nurtured and protected them. The findings of an 18-month state investigation released yesterday tell a story of a superintendent who presided over a culture in which administrators lost sight of…

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