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Two days of floor debate on the House Republican measure to overhaul the No Child Left Behind Act revealed sharp differences over K-12 policy.
March 3, 2015 - Education Week
New Republican governors in Illinois, Maryland, and Massachusetts are looking to push K-12 initiatives and make budget choices affecting schools in states where Democrats control the legislatures.
March 3, 2015 - Education Week
A rise in the use of the recording devices is prompting districts to weigh both accountability and privacy issues.
March 3, 2015 - Education Week
To win a second term, Mayor Rahm Emanuel faces a rival who is strongly backed by the city's influential teachers' union.
March 3, 2015 - Education Week
Minorities and students with disabilities are disciplined at a disproportionate rate, researchers say, and there are wide variations among states and districts.
March 3, 2015 - Education Week
Policymakers in at least four states are pushing back on the revised framework for teaching AP U.S. history.
March 3, 2015 - Education Week
Dysfunctional school boards make it difficult for school districts to hold on to good superintendents, argues John Mannes.
March 3, 2015 - Education Week
School administrators, not teacher tenure laws, are responsible for "ineffective" educators, writes former teacher and principal David Finley.
March 3, 2015 - Education Week
Wade Henderson of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights defends the Common Core State Standards in his Commentary "Low Standards Do a Disservice to All" (Feb 4, 2015). He says critics are mounting a political "assault" on the common core.
March 3, 2015 - Education Week
Researchers found that while social media gave parents a bigger voice in the debate, it also led to a "proxy war" over common standards.
March 3, 2015 - Education Week

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