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Algebra 2 importance overstated, Texas higher education chief says

News from Austin American-Statesman: The ballyhoo over Texas dropping Algebra 2 as a high school graduation requirement last year might have been exaggerated, Higher Education Commissioner Raymund Paredes acknowledged to legislators Wednesday. Students need four years of challenging high school math to be ready for college, but Algebra 2 doesn’t necessarily have to be one [...]

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Finnish Education Chief: ‘We Created a School System Based on Equality’

News from The Atlantic: hydropeek/Flickr Finnish education often seems paradoxical to outside observers because it appears to break a lot of the rules we take for granted. Finnish children don’t begin school until age 7. They have more recess, shorter school hours than many U.S. children do (nearly 300 fewer hours per year in elementary [...]

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Education chief defends cancellation of Common Core forums

News from Rochester Democrat and Chronicle: Community members call for the resignation of the state’s education commissioner. WGRZ-TV By Jon Campbell, Albany Bureau 8:15 p.m. EDT October 15, 2013 continues on Rochester Democrat and Chronicle >>> Read the full article Related News:

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New Fairfax schools chief outlines challenges at education summit

News from Washington Post: Overcrowded classrooms and too great a focus on standardized tests scores are among the greatest challenges facing Fairfax County schools, the system’s new superintendent told a gathering of parents Saturday. “Standardized testing, although well-intentioned, I believe has gone too far,” Karen Garza said, drawing applause from the roughly 650 people in [...]

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Florida’s Education Chief Quits Amid Report That He Changed a School’s Rating

News from New York Times: Florida’s commissioner of education, a rising star in a national movement pushing for test-based accountability in public schools, resigned on Thursday after just seven months in office, after news reports surfaced that he had changed the grade of an Indiana charter school founded by a prominent campaign donor while he [...]

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Former DC schools chief is still a lightning rod in education

News from Kansas City Star: Michelle Rhee is an education fireball that keeps burning. Michelle Rhee is the founder and CEO of StudentsFirst, a bipartisan grassroots movement that is working to improve the nation’s schools. She previously served as chancellor of Washington D.C., schools and before that founded the New Teacher Project, which helps districts [...]

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Louisiana education chief withholding voucher records to avoid ‘confusion’

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Ambow Education Tumbles as Finance Chief Resigns on Quarter Loss

News from Bloomberg: By Leon Lazaroff – 2012-07-05T18:43:22Z Ambow Education Holding Ltd. (AMBO) fell to the lowest on record in New York after the Beijing-based education service provider’s Chief Financial Officer resigned and the company reported a first-quarter net loss. Ambow Education tumbled 14 percent to $ 3.97 at 2:38 p.m. in New York, the [...]

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CPS chief education officer to resign

News from Chicago Tribune: Chicago Public Schools Chief Education Officer Noemi Donoso talks about their ideas for reform during a meeting of the Chicago Board of Education as CEO Jean-Claude Brizard listens. (Alex Garcia, Chicago Tribune / July 27, 2011) By Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah Tribune reporter 5:48 p.m. CDT, April 27, 2012 Chicago Public School’s [...]

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ChinaCast Education Appoints Doug Woodrum Interim Chief Financial Officer

News from Sacramento Bee: BEIJING, March 27, 2012 – BEIJING, March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ — ChinaCast Education Corporation (“ChinaCast” or the “Company”, NASDAQ: CAST), a leading post-secondary education and e-learning services provider in China, today announced that its board of directors had appointed Doug Woodrum as interim Chief Financial Officer and Secretary, effective immediately, replacing [...]

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