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Opt-Out Movement Accelerates Amid Common-Core Testing

Education Week - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 08:03
Thousands of students are opting out of new standardized tests aligned to the Common Core standards, defying the latest attempt by states to improve academic performance.
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Feds Seek Files on Elite Nonprofit in Chicago Schools Probe

Education Week - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 08:03
Federal investigators looking into Chicago Public Schools' dealings with a leadership training academy are also examining records involving an elite nonprofit group led by a powerful board comprised of movers and shakers.
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GOP Senators in White House Race Could Complicate K-12 Debate

Education Week - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 07:47
A trio of Republican presidential hopefuls—Sens. Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and Marco Rubio—aren’t necessarily in lockstep with congressional education leaders on key issues.
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N.Y.C. Head Start Inspection Sparks Congressional Letter

Education Week - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 07:46
Two House education committee members demand to know why New York City’s Head Start grant was not suspended or revoked after inspections raised concerns about child safety.
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Fresh Battles Loom When Full Senate Takes Up ESEA Rewrite

Education Week - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 14:58
The compromise bill approved by the Senate education committee to overhaul the Elementary and Secondary Education Act faces other priorities awaiting debate, and is likely to draw intense partisan sparring.
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