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The latest batch of states seeking relief under the No Child Left Behind Act dodge pitfalls that tripped up first-round of applicants.
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Four years into a bold effort to adopt competency-based learning, the Adams 50 district is still working out the kinks.
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State policymakers are catching on to the concept of student learning plans as a way to better prepare students for college and careers.
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