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Forget about the Common Core State Standards, last year’s hottest educational topic. A potentially more disruptive movement is sweeping the country and needs more attention in this new year. (Washington Post)
Former Florida governor Jeb Bush, moving closer to a possible presidential run, has resigned all of his corporate and nonprofit board memberships, including with his own education foundation, his office said late Wednesday night. (Washington Post)
In 2014 we’ve covered education as the world-changing story it is and you’ve been along for the ride. And so at year’s end, NPR Ed reached far and wide to bring you a set of provocative predictions for the education world in 2015. (NPR)
What do the Common Core State Standards have in common with congressional Democrats and the Chicago Cubs? They all had a really rough year. (WAMU)
Five years ago, Pittsburgh Public Schools educators earned top marks — and a $40 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation — for playing well with others. Teachers and administrators had agreed to use data in improving teacher performance, an agreement Mrs. Gates said was among those that “have the potential to serve as national models.” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)


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