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April 04, 2013 07:01 pm

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Bill Gates ties the NFL to teacher evaluation systems in an interesting way. He also offers some thoughts and insights on how teachers should be evaluated… and how they shouldn’t in an editorial. Washington Post

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber says dreamers’ dreams should come at the price of in-state tuition. Earlier this week he signed into law a bill granting in-state tuition to undocumented Oregon high school graduates who meet set criteria. The Oregonian

Has the US Department of Education’s website been hacked? Just in case it has, the Department’s website is down this week. Politics K-12

A high school senior with a stack of rejection letters says students often get rejected because they’ve been lied to about the admissions process. Being yourself, she says, only matters to colleges if you are perfect. She takes a snarky look at what she could have done differently. Wall Street Journal

Michigan is struggling with a growing homeless student population, having seen a 66 percent rise over the last four years. The state may receive additional federal funds to help the students in need. Education Week

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