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Today’s education reformers believe that schools are broken and that business can supply the remedy. Some place their faith in the idea of competition. Others embrace disruptive innovation, mainly through online learning. Both camps share the belief that the solution resides in the impersonal, whether it’s the invisible hand of the market or the transformative power of technology. (New York Times)
Teachers are getting steadily more training in the common core, but they’re not feeling much more prepared to teach it, according to survey results released Thursday by the Education Week Research Center. (Education Week)
A new report shows yet another way African Americans face systematic disadvantage on the job market. (The Atlantic)
New York
The New York State Education Department released the much-anticipated scores on this year’s statewide English language arts and math exams on Thursday. Students in grades 3 through 8 had taken the tests in April and May. The results showed a slight improvement from 2013, the first year the exams were aligned with the Common Core State Standards. (Huffington Post)
Now Eva’s done it; really done it. The already-controversial Eva Moskowitz committed the one sin that can only worsen the attacks against her and bolster attempts to block her plans to expand her Success Academy charter network: Her kids killed it on the state tests. (New York Daily News)


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