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As states race to implement the Common Core academic standards, companies are fighting for a slice of the accompanying testing market, expected to be worth billions of dollars in coming years. (Wall Street Journal)
The Common Core State Standards are changing what many kids read in school. They’re standards, sure — not curriculum. Teachers and districts still have great latitude when it comes to the “how” of reading instruction, but… (NPR)
Majoring in education is an easy route to high college grades and graduation, says a new report that calls for higher standards in teacher preparation programs. (Huffington Post)
The head of Parent Revolution said today that LA Unified has reversed course, lifting the ban on using the “Parent Trigger” law this year to overhaul failing district schools. (LA School Report)
Six Baltimore schools, including two high schools, would close in June as part of the city district’s proposal to downsize to fit current enrollment and prepare for a $980 million modernization, officials said Tuesday. (Baltimore Sun)


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