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Instituting new standards has opened the door for attempts to gut teacher evaluations and ‘suspend’ accountability. (Wall Street Journal)
KIPP Schools is the winner of this year’s third annual Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools, besting two other well-known charter networks, Achievement First and IDEA Public Schools. (Education Week)
The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted 6-3 on July 1 to retain legal counsel and prepare for a possible lawsuit against Gov. Bobby Jindal over his move to stop the state from giving an assessment aligned to the Common Core State Standards. (Education Week)
New York
Charter schools are seeking to change the narrative that they’re part of the problem when it comes to segregation in public schools. Two New York City charter school organizations, Brooklyn Prospect and Success Academy schools, and Brooklyn’s Community Roots Charter School are part of a new coalition formed to support efforts to serve a better mix of students based on race and socioeconomic status. (Chalkbeat)
Schools in New York are becoming more congested, federal and state aid has dropped, and the number of students in “temporary housing situations,” including homeless shelters, has shot up, according to a report on the state of public education the city’s budget oversight agency issued on Tuesday. (New York Times)


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