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March 05, 2013 09:17 pm

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Some states are avoiding new graduation rate requirements by reporting the data but not including it in their accountability systems. The Quick and the Ed

The Center on Education Policy released a new reporting showing that states want a congressional rewrite of the No Child Left Behind Act, but they are uncertain about what it would mean for the accountability systems in place. States want a plan that matches with what they’re already doing. Politics K-12

Education Secretary Arne Duncan apologized for comments he made alleging that 40,000 teachers could lose their jobs because of sequestration. The choice of words was incorrect, and he apologized for “not being as clear” as he should have been. Politics K-12

New York City’s gifted program admits a disproportionate number of white students compared to their black and Hispanic peers. Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott said the program “is what it is.” Wall Street Journal

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