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2:58pm

Mon July 22, 2013

2:51am

Fri July 5, 2013
Education

Education Reform Movement Learns Lesson From Old Standards

Originally published on Fri July 5, 2013 8:08 am

Advocates for Common Core standards say it will be harder for states to hide their failing schools.
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Common Core — the new set of national education standards in math and English language arts — will take effect in most states next year. This move toward a single set of standards has been embraced by a bipartisan crowd of politicians and educators largely because of what the Common Core standards are replacing: a mess.

In years past, the education landscape was a discord of state standards. A fourth grader in Arkansas could have appeared proficient in reading by his state's standards — but, by the standards of another state, say Massachusetts, not even close.

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3:31pm

Mon March 18, 2013
Education

$5 Million Awarded To Colorado's Low Performing Schools

Grace Hood

Colorado has been awarded $5.2 million to help raise student achievement at some of the state’s lowest performing schools.

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11:06am

Thu March 7, 2013
The Two-Way

Newtown, Conn. Students Are Granted A Waiver On Exams

Originally published on Thu March 7, 2013 12:08 pm

The student victims of the Connecticut school shooting rampage that left 20 first-graders and six educators dead in December have been granted an unprecedented one-time waiver on taking standardized tests.

The AP reports:

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12:16pm

Mon April 23, 2012
Environment

Colorado Schools Win Green Ribbon Awards

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