Here are news and opinion stories educators, advocates, policy wonks and makers are talking about today:
News and Analysis
States that drop the Common Core State Standards face the prospect of less time to create new academic standards, and under intense political pressure. (Education Week)
One of Jeb Bush’s biggest accomplishments is his work to improve Florida’s public schools — and that record may come under fiercest attack from his own party if he enters the Republican 2016 presidential primary. (Bloomberg News)
One of the country’s most controversial education reform groups is pulling out of Minnesota. StudentsFirst announced it will be leaving the state. It’s a change that could impact education in Minnesota and your child’s classroom. (ABC News)
New Jersey
Gov. Chris Christie announced Monday a gradual phase-in of using results of new standardized tests for students to judge the performance of New Jersey’s teachers. (AP)
In a visit to Philadelphia over the weekend, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said the city’s battered public schools are “starved for resources” and that current state levels of investment in K-12 are “unacceptable,” the Philadelphia Daily News reported. (Education Week)


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