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13 Politics K-12 Headlines You Probably Won’t See in 2013

By Alyson Klein — December 28, 2012 1 min read
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Happy New Year. After you check out our top blog items from 2012, take a look at this list of stories Michele and I are pretty sure we won’t be writing next year:

13. Fiscal Cliff Averted, K-12 Advocates Eye Big Spending Boost

12. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Named Secretary of State

11. All American Schools Meet NCLB Proficiency Goals

10. California to Duncan: Okay, Fine, We’ll Play By Your Waiver Rules

9. Texas Awarded State Level Race to the Top Grant: Program Now in All 50 States

8. Congress Now Very Functional, Edu-Advocates Say

7. Republican Lawmakers Push for Big Race to the Top Spending Increase

6. School Improvement Grant Models Abandoned, State Ideas “Dramatically Better”, Duncan Says

5. Super Subgroups Hailed As “Magic Bullet” by Civil Rights Community

4. Rural Advocates: That Federal Competition Was Totally Fair for Our Districts

3. Common Core Gaining Favor in Tea Party Circles

2. All Race to Top States on Track to Deliver on Promises

1. Obama to Sign Bipartisan ESEA Renewal