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8 MINS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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As Common Core results trickle in, initial goals unfulfilled

The second testing group, the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, is still setting benchmarks for each performance level and has not released any results. What began as an effort to increase transparency and allow parents and school leaders to assess performance nationwide has largely unraveled, chiefly because states are dropping out of the two testing groups ...

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58 MINS AGO - Forbes

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Higher Education's Faulty Economics: How We Got Here

As the presidential primary season goes into full swing, candidates in both parties are championing a number of ideas designed to address the higher education affordability crisis. The proposals run the gamut—from federal measures to impose greater accountability on universities, to income-based repayment of student loans, to community college for [...]

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1 HOUR AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Administrative rule would allow community members to teach

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Gov. Jack Dalrymple is expected to sign off on an emergency administrative rule change that will allow community members to temporarily fill vacant teaching positions. Under the proposed rule change, community members would be able to teach in their areas of expertise for up to one year in non-core areas, including health and physical education classes.

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1 HOUR AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Kansas headed toward another school finance debate next year

(AP) — Five months after a new law for funding public schools took effect in Kansas, legislators and education officials are talking about drafting another one next year. The Kansas Association of School Board had a summit last week for more than 100 legislators, other state officials and educators to discuss school funding issues. The old formula regularly forced lawmakers ...

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1 HOUR AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Former teacher spearheading new literacy campaign

(AP) — Elaine Wilson-Reddy of Danville has weaved in and out of education much of her adult life, now spearheading an early literacy campaign for children and families. Wilson-Reddy worked with non-profit organizations both there and back in Kentucky when they returned. When the couple returned to Kentucky about 10 years ago, Wilson-Reddy began pursuing her principal certification. Wilson-Reddy took ...

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