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Wisconsin schools oppose Common Core repeal


Officials in some Wisconsin school districts say they oppose Gov. Scott Walker’s recent call to abandon Common Core curriculum standards because doing so would cost them time and money. The Post Crescent

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal’s decision to cut ties the Common Core State Standards in his state has led to a lawsuit on behalf of parents and teachers and left some Louisiana schools lacking critical resources as the academic year approaches. The Huffington Post

When it comes to Common Core State Standards, teachers are noticing an improvement in learning among students with special needs, but the speed at which they pick up on the material remains a concern. The Hechinger Report

Michelle Rhee, founder of StudentsFirst and former D.C. schools chancellor, discusses her campaign to challenge tenure and seniority laws. NPR

New York educators fight back and defend teacher tenure in face of a current lawsuit against “unwarranted and unconstitutional” job protections.  The New York Times

Groups in California call for broadband access as digital divide persists in school districts. eSchoolNews

Fortunately, the FCC voted to modernize the E-Rate plan on July 11. Read how this watershed moment is poised to change internet access for schools like those in California.

Can after-school programs help shrink the ‘opportunity gap’ for low-income students? Schools in the Bronx are hoping to find out as they extend the school day.  PBS NewsHour

Ohio’s schools have already incorporated the Common Core into their curriculum, but critique of the standards by two House representatives has education organizations in the state in opposition over the full implementation launching this fall. State Impact

An on-going survey from the Center for the Digital Future finds millennial parents feel schools could do more to teach students tech: The Journal

Survey highlights how students, teachers leverage digital tools to transform education eSchoolNews

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