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APNewsBreak: Jindal suing feds over Common Core 27.8.2014 AP National
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Gov. Bobby Jindal planned to file a lawsuit Wednesday against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally manipulating federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the Common Core education standards....
Chicago's Little League champions return to home turf responsible for their success 27.8.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
New local charter school? 27.8.2014 Durango Herald
Durango School District 9-R board members Tuesday urged a community group to move ahead with plans to form a charter elementary school.If the Durango Schools of Choice steering committee can pull off its plan, a K-5 school would close the charter-school circle in Durango.Mountain Middle School and Animas High School complete...
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Chicago Public Schools reports graduation rate up 27.8.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
Following national trends and building on years of growth, Chicago Public Schools on Tuesday reported a higher graduation rate for high school students in the last school year. Following national trends and building on years of growth, Chicago Public Schools on Tuesday reported a higher graduation rate for high school students in the last school ...
Why Conservative Christian Homeschoolers Are Fighting Standards That Don’t Apply To Them 26.8.2014 Think Progres

The Home School Legal Defense Association has spent tens of thousands of dollars in opposition to Common Core, including federal lobbying, a microsite, and even a fully produced 39-minute documentary.

The post Why Conservative Christian Homeschoolers Are Fighting Standards That Don’t Apply To Them appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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"This is a test": Educating to End the School-to-Grave-Pipeline in Ferguson and Beyond 26.8.2014 Truthout - All Articles
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State standardized test scores show little change; achievement gap persists 26.8.2014 Star Tribune: Local
State test scores show little change; achievement gap persists 26.8.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
Minnesota students showed little overall improvement in reading, math or science, according to the latest batch of results from statewide, standardized tests taken by nearly 500,000 elementary and high school students this spring.
Minnesota student performance on proficiency tests holds steady, with some modest gains 26.8.2014 Twincities.com: Local

After dropping in 2013, Minnesota students' performance on state proficiency tests this year held largely steady or showed modest gains across grade levels.

Where are first graduates of Urban Prep? 26.8.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
As a student in the first class of Urban Prep Charter Academy for Young Men, Tyler Beck found himself enveloped in a nurturing environment where teachers came in early and stayed late to help tutor struggling students. There, the boys formed a brotherhood and learned affirmations that kept ...
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Michigan unions brace for teacher opt-out decision 25.8.2014 AP National
NOVI, Mich. (AP) -- Organized labor and pro-business groups are waging an intense lobbying campaign directed at school teachers who are deciding this month whether to remain in their union, in the first real test of the state's new right-to-work law....
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In big test for Michigan's right-to-work law, teachers decide whether to quit their union 25.8.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
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Big Dallas Plunder: Open Door to Wholesale School Privatization 22.8.2014 Truthout - All Articles
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The GOP's new take on pre-K 22.8.2014 Politico
Democrats have embraced pre-K in their platforms for years. Now, Republicans are getting on board.
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The Con Artistry of Charter Schools 20.8.2014 Truthout - All Articles
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Ferguson Killing Inspires Young Black Activists 20.8.2014 NPR News
Activists around the country say Michael Brown's death and the police response has strengthened their resolve to fight injustice.
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Common Core educational standards are losing support nationwide, poll shows 20.8.2014 Washington Post

A year ago, the term Common Core meant little to the American public. But today, a vast majority of people in the country are familiar with the nationwide educational standards, and most of them oppose the initiative touted by the Obama administration, a new survey shows.

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Hope, resentment in new charter school landscape 20.8.2014 AP National
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Nine years after Hurricane Katrina, charter schools are the new reality of public education in New Orleans....
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Clive Palmer and Jacqui Lambie harden opposition to budget measures 19.8.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Joe Hockey and other ministers use last days of winter break to negotiate GP co-payment and university deregulation changes

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Generation Next pushes ambitious plan to reduce achievement gap 19.8.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
Gaps in graduation rates between white students and minority students persist. The plan from Generation Next, the education reform group led by former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, aims to reduce that gap.
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