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The Joy of Opting Out of Standardized Testing | gadflyonthewallblog
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CURMUDGUCATION: Which Choice Would You Choose?
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US justices reject Gorsuch in win for disabled student
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A Continuum on Personalized Learning: First Draft | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
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Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Special Education Student : NPR Ed : NPR
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Murray to Colleagues: Stand Up for Students and Fight Public School Privatization | The U.S. Senate HELP Committee
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An Obama Decree Continues to Make Public Schools Lawless - WSJ
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Seattle Schools Community Forum: Personalized Learning; What's Happening Out There
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How Well Are American Students Learning? The 2017 Brown Center Report on American Education | Brookings Institution
The 2017 Brown Center Report on American Education | Brookings Institution : The 2017 Brown Center Report on American Education How Well Are American Students Learning? Download the full 2017 Brown Center Report This Brown Center Report (BCR) on American Education is the sixth and final edition in the third volume and the 16th issue overall. The series began in 2000. As in the past, the report co
Are computers teachers? Tennessee court might weigh in
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California Teachers Form Statwide Alliance to Fight for Real School Reform | Diane Ravitch's blog
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Bev Johns testimony before Illinois House Task Force on the future of special education. | Fred Klonsky
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Key Democratic senator outlines a case against school vouchers - The Washington Post
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Say NO to the unfair Common Core SBAC testing scam - Wait What?
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Learning Myths And Realities From Brain Science : NPR Ed : NPR
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Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Rauner appointment of Vallas will take CSU from frying pan into the fire.
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How ALEC and Promoters of Privatization Are Helping Legislators Rip Off State Governments | janresseger
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