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NEW SCHOOL TESTS DON’T MAKE THE GRADE

This upscale, racially diverse suburb isn’t the first place you’d expect to see a pitched battle break out over school reform. In recent years, Montclair has become a frequent landing site for middle-class families looking to recreate Manhattan’s Upper West…

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Why I Support Common Core Standards

Over the past weeks and months, I have found myself caught up in numerous conversations with family, friends, and colleagues regarding an increasingly controversial issue. The issue is Common Core. And the arguments I consistently hear against it are the…

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Calif. Testing Waiver Draws Civil Rights Concerns

The U.S. Department of Education's sweeping decision to let California avoid making new school accountability decisions until 2016, as the state moves to new common-core-aligned assessments, worries civil rights officials who argue that it could jeopardize everything from who gets special education…

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Philly district orders school police to stay out of level 1 offenses

Philadelphia School District has directed school police officers to stop responding to calls related to Level 1 student conduct offenses. The proscribed violations range from "failure to follow classroom rules" to "truancy" to "verbal altercations" to "inappropriate touching/public displays of…

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Charters to Improve Accessibility for Special-Needs Students

The U.S. Department of Education's office for civil rights has entered into an agreement with the South Carolina Public Charter District to make its Internet-based schools accessible to students and parents with disabilities, particularly those with visual impairments.

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