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Many state education chiefs think the decision to seek federal flexibility should rest with them, not the districts.
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U.S. Supreme Court justices mulled whether expansion of the Medicaid program would swell federal power to put conditions on states when they take money in other areas, such as education.
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Mixed Court Decision for Wisconsin Anti-Union Law
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Parents at Detroit School Organize Student Walkout
(March 30, 2012, K-12 Parents and the Public Blog)

The Dreaded F Word: Fractions
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(March 31, 2012, Teacher in a Strange Land Blog)
(April 2, 2012, Rick Hess Straight Up Blog)
(March 31, 2012, Living in Dialogue Blog)
(April 2, 2012, John Wilson Unleashed Blog)

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