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May 08, 2014 04:31 pm

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In an abysmal showing, only about one-quarter of U.S. high school seniors performed solidly in math on a national assessment known as the nation’s report card, reinforcing concerns that large numbers of students are unprepared for college or the workplace. NBC News

New Poll: Republicans Don’t Hate Common Core as Much as You Think US News & World Report

At a press conference Wednesday at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, Governor Pat McCrory announced major education initiatives that will include more money for teachers and state employees. 11 abc WTVD-TV Raleigh-Durham

Three universities and nine community colleges in Ohio have received a total of $3 million in grants to expand and develop new workforce development education and training programs, the Ohio Board of Regents announced. Clevland.com

Of the 42 states with waivers, just 10 choose a statewide evaluation system that looks the same in every district, according to a report released Tuesday by the Center for American Progress. That means, of course, that while the feds are busy policing and negotiating with states on the finer points of the waiver plans, [those 10] states are doing the same thing with districts. Ed Week’s Politics K-12

How is Australia beating the U.S. at graduating first-generation, low-income college students? Hechinger Report

 

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