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News and Analysis
In a year when 46 states will hold legislative elections and 36 will select governors, lawmakers in various states pushed ahead on education priorities, including pre-K education, teacher evaluation, and revisions to school funding formulas. (Education Week)
The clash over whether Louisiana’s public schools should teach to the Common Core education standards has devolved into a bitter public feud that will have one-time political friends sitting on opposite sides of courtrooms. (AP)
New Jersey
State board to review new regulations implement scaled-back use of student testing results. (NJ Spotlight)
New York
In a speech to national advocates for pre-kindergarten, Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday eased into his role as the face of a movement for access to early childhood education. At the same time, he gave little sense of his own administration’s preparations to have teachers and classrooms for more than 50,000 four-year-olds starting school next month. (WNYC)
Gov. Cuomo hosted two face-to-face meetings with the warring sides right before the city announced a deal to find space for new charter school. (New York Post)


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