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Reports of the first upturn in average Scholastic Aptitude Test (sat) scores in many years have been greeted like a long-overdue spring thaw. But there are plenty of good reasons for shying away from the cheerful conclusion that the better scores signify generally better schooling.
In dealing with education issues these days, U.S. Supreme Court decisions are dominated neither by quest for catechism nor fear of cataclysm. Rather, the Justices typically,produce split decisions that battle over and sometimes blend fine points of constitutional principle with concerns about pragmatic realities.
FOUNDATION SUPPORT: Coverage of specific topics in Education Week is supported in part by grants from the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the CME Group Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, the Joyce Foundation, the NoVo Foundation, the Noyce Foundation, the Raikes Foundation, the Wallace Foundation, and the Walton Family Foundation. The newspaper retains sole editorial control over the content of the articles that are underwritten by the foundations. Additional grants in support of Editorial Projects in Education’s data journalism and video capacity come from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust and the Schott Foundation for Public Education. (Updated 1/1/2017)

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