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She began the school choice battle for black children in Milwaukee. (Wall Street Journal)
Kirk Shook is in his eighth year teaching social studies at North Oconee, and is now teaching AP Macroeconomics and Honors American Government. Originally from Young Harris, he has a bachelor’s of science from the University of Georgia in social science education and a master’s in public administration. (Atlanta Journal Constitution)
Responding to a national backlash over Common Core education standards, potential 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush said Thursday that the set of state benchmarks should be “the new minimum” for America’s classrooms. (Huffington Post)
President Obama on Thursday night announced major changes to the U.S. immigration system. The administration’s plan will temporarily remove the threat of deportation for nearly five million undocumented immigrants, focusing mostly on parents. (538)
New York
New York City Charter School Center CEO James Merriman is challenging Chancellor Carmen Fariña to prove that some charter schools have illicit enrollment practices, after she claimed schools were bending the rules on Thursday. (Chalkbeat)


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