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Clinching the end of a long policy and political saga, the Indiana State Board of Education voted April 28 to adopt new standards in English/language arts and math to replace the state’s 2010 adoption of the Common Core State Standards. (Education Week)
Educational funding for students with disabilities became the subject of yet another heated partisan argument with no resolution at a budget hearing Tuesday, after Rep. John Kline (R-Minn.) attacked Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the subject. (Huffington Post)
In the various streams of argument that have been mounted against the Common Core State Standards, an increasingly common theme is that the common core is what’s driving the standardized testing that many find objectionable. (Education Week)
The Council of Chief State School Officers has named high school English teacher Sean McComb, of Maryland, the 2014 National Teacher of the Year. (Education Week)
New Jersey
In the article headlined “N.J. school group criticizes Camden’s charter plans” (C-P, April 16), a point was made about public charter schools “taking away resources” from district schools. (Courier-Post)
The state appointed superintendent of Camden’s public schools has updated residents on his 18 month plan to improve things in the district. (CBS Philly)


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