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Fed up with years of political battles over state funding, cash-strapped Davenport plans to pull $2.7 million from its reserves despite state prohibitions. (May 2, 2016)

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As the Every Student Succeeds Act returns autonomy over teacher evaluation to states, Ross Wiener shares insights from state leaders on how to strengthen the process. (May 2, 2016)

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