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Because of its emphasis in the common-core standards, millions of teachers are faced with increasing their use of nonfiction.
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Measures have been passed to require online courses for graduation, to remove enrollment caps on virtual charter schools, and to create state online schools.
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Michelle Rhee Talks Vouchers
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Does Choice Cost Traditional Public Schools Money?
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Justices Weigh Life for Young Juveniles in Murder Cases
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College Board Launches New Web Resource for Students
(March 20, 2012, College Bound Blog)

Why Focus on LGBT Students?
(March 20, 2012, Finding Common Ground Blog)
(March 21, 2012, Rick Hess Straight Up Blog)
(March 20, 2012, K-12 Talent Manager Blog)
(March 21, 2012, Walt Gardner's Reality Check Blog)
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Multiple choice standardized testing is not how our students will be measured once they enter the work force.

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Because of its emphasis in the common-core standards, millions of teachers are faced with increasing their use of nonfiction. Are you in favor of more nonfiction reading in schools? What challenges arise when teaching students to understand informational texts?
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An influx of federal funds targeting the nation's lowest performing schools has states and districts sorting through how to implement the four intervention models. This free Spotlight explores the logistical and practical impact of U.S. Department of Education's School Improvement Grant (SIG) program on improving underperforming schools across the country.
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2. Survey: Teachers Place Little Value on Standardized Tests

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