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Assembly committee approves bill that would delay key parts of education reform

News from The Star-Ledger: TRENTON — The message was simple: Slow down and do it right. After listening to more than three dozen teachers, parents, and school administrators describe the perils of the state’s new curriculum and the computer-based tests that track student achievement, the Assembly Education Committee voted unanimously today to delay the consequences [...]

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Federal report: N.Y.’s education reform making progress

News from The Journal News | LoHud.com: Brian Tumulty, TJN 12:28 a.m. EDT March 19, 2014 Education Commissioner John King speaks at a forum on the Common Core state standards at Port Chester Middle School Oct. 28, 2013. ( Peter Carr / The Journal News )(Photo: Peter Carr/The Journal News) SHARE 19 CONNECT >>> Read [...]

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Spanish students, teachers protest against education cuts, reform

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Did This Little Election Strike a Big Blow to Education Reform?

News from The Atlantic: Progressives and unions say a primary in Connecticut last week shows momentum is turning against the corporate-backed charter-school movement. Paul Vallas was hailed for his work in post-Katrina New Orleans, but controversy has dogged him in his current post in Bridgeport, Connecticut. (Alex Brandon/Associated Press) In the world of education reform, [...]

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Reform Group Says State Has Much Left To Do To Improve Education

News from Hartford Courant: A school reform group is giving the state high marks for adding new leadership to public education, adopting more rigorous academic standards and tying teacher tenure to teacher effectiveness. But in a report to be released Tuesday morning in New Haven, the Connecticut Council for Education Reform says the state must [...]

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Teachers protest new Mexico education reform

News from Aljazeera.com: Tens of thousands of teachers have demonstrated in Mexico City, many pledging to disobey an education reform passed by Congress and championed by President Enrique Pena Nieto. Mexico’s Senate overwhelmingly passed a sweeping reform of the dysfunctional public school system early on Wednesday, handing Nieto an important victory in his push to [...]

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Education Reform Group Backs Connolly For Mayor

News from WBUR: Boston City Councilor John Connolly BOSTON — Democrats for Education Reform, a national advocacy group that favors charter schools and enhanced teacher accountability, is backing City Councilor John Connolly in the race for mayor. The group has hired a dozen field organizers to knock on doors, make phone calls and coordinate the [...]

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Education Reform Movement Learns Lesson From Old Standards

News from NPR: Enlarge image i Advocates for Common Core standards say it will be harder for states to hide their failing schools. iStockphoto.com Advocates for Common Core standards say it will be harder for states to hide their failing schools. iStockphoto.com Common Core — the new set of national educat……………. continues on NPR >>> [...]

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Governors see need to reform education, health care

News from Salt Lake Tribune: Western leaders » Speakers say both fields can be improved by more innovation and technology. Park City • Utah Gov. Gary Herbert asked western governors and guest experts the same question Saturday about public education and health care: how can states afford their increasing costs? He received the same answer [...]

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Seeking Teachers’ Support, Mayoral Candidates Pledge Education Reform

News from New York Times: Eric Thayer for The New York Times Michael Mulgrew, president of the United Federation of Teachers, greeted candidates at a forum on Saturday. Several candidates said they would scrap the mayor’s signature education policies. They cooed about the importance of paying teachers fairly. They took turns skewering >>> Read the [...]

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