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News and Analysis
On Sunday October 5, 2014, Washington Post reporter Valerie Strauss launched a series of attacks on charter schools relying heavily on biased and inaccurate data. Claiming that the “Charter school ‘bargain’ was a raw deal” and stating “concerns are rising as the number of charters overall is increasing.” (Center for Education Reform)
As voters head to the ballot box next month, millions of voters in 11 states will have the opportunity to cast their vote on various education-focused state initiatives, referendums, and amendments. (Education Week)
A new agreement among the state’s public colleges will raise the value of a couple of Washington’s high-school exams. (Seattle Times)
The head of the Baltimore County school administrators union said the majority of misconduct cases against administrators can “be resolved more expeditiously.” (Baltimore Sun)
New York
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s push to provide universal preschool to the city’s 4-year-olds has so far disproportionately benefited children from middle- and upper-income families, according to a report released Wednesday that the mayor’s office is disputing. (New York Times)


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