Here are news and opinion stories educators, advocates, policy wonks and makers are talking about today:
News and Analysis
Two Republican governors repealed the Common Core this year and on Thursday, they got very different results. (Politico)
Polls show Americans prefer education reforms that come from the local level. (US News)
A Los Angeles judge on Thursday affirmed a tentative June ruling that struck down five laws governing job protections for teachers in California. (Politico)
Come ride—virtually, anyway—with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, as he heads out for his annual back-to-school bus tour. This year’s trip, scheduled for Monday, Sept. 8, to Wednesday, Sept. 10, will take the secretary and senior department officials to schools in Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee. (Education Week)
New York
New York State released teacher and principal evaluations on Thursday that for the first time allow parents and administrators to assess the effectiveness of local teachers at the county, district and, in some cases, the school level. (New York Times)


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