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By Alexander Russo — November 01, 2007 1 min read

Bush administration turnover plays like Survivor: Texas Houston Chronicle
With Karen Hughes’ resignation announcement Wednesday, nearly every prominent Texan who came to Washington with President Bush has left the administration.

Wis. teacher protests NCLB law by sitting out testing; discipline threatened AP
A middle school teacher is protesting the federal No Child Left Behind law by refusing to administer a standardized test to his eighth-grade students.

Md. keeps tests as graduation requirement but allows alternative AP
High school students who fail one or more of Maryland’s exit exams will have the option to earn their diplomas by completing projects in the subjects where they fall short.

Top U.S. Language Official Resigns EdWeek
Kathleen Leos, director of the office of English-language acquisition in the U.S. Department of Education, resigned last week.

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