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We have begun to unhinge education from its civic purpose, endangering the ability of students to learn how to compromise, write the authors of an online history and civics program.
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New groups aim to stake out a place for parents' voices amid a crowded field of advocates and policymakers.
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Okla. Audit Questions Secret Education Dept. Fund
(March 8, 2012, Associated Press)
Mich. Lawmakers Approve School Union Dues Bill
(March 8, 2012, Associated Press)

(March 8, 2012, Transforming Learning Blog)
AERA Erasing Line Between Scholarship and Partisanship
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(March 8, 2012, Global Learning Blog)
(March 7, 2012, Top Performers Blog)
(March 7, 2012, Charting My Own Course Blog)

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There is ongoing debate about the implementation of common-core standards. This Spotlight looks at the key players influencing student assessment, curriculum, teacher training, and technology planning surrounding the standards.
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