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Ahead of hearings to discuss an overhaul of No Child Left Behind, the signature education law from the George W. Bush administration, Senator Lamar Alexander, Republican of Tennessee and chairman of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, said Tuesday that he wanted to reverse the “trend towards a national school board” in federal education policy. (New York Times)
It’s easy to get carried away by reports about what other countries are doing to maintain the selectivity of their universities. After all, parents in the U.S. are already obsessed with getting their children into marquee-name schools.  But so far nothing quite compares with China’s approach. (Education Week)
New York
A hearing set for Wednesday could be the jumping-off point for a long court battle over teacher tenure or spell the end of the case challenging workforce protections for teachers. (Chalkbeat)
A Manhattan appeals court says charters have a right to share space in public schools. (New York Post)
North Carolina
It’s shaping up to be an interesting year for the Common Core, barely five years after 45 governors embraced it. A few states have already repealed the new math and reading standards. Others are pushing ahead with new tests, curriculum and teaching methods aligned to the Core. (NPR)


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