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Afternoon Announcements: Senate Education Committee Marks Up NCLB Bill

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June 12, 2013 08:24 pm

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Yesterday and today the Senate education committee marked up its version of a bill slated to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. It’s unlikely to pass given partisan differences, but it’s interesting to see what will come out of this and how far the bill will go. Politics K-12

The graduation rate has risen to its highest in 40 years, but is that good news for every school district? NPR talks to the Education Week report’s authors. NPR

Several nonprofit law centers have teamed together to file a civil rights complaint on behalf of seven students in Dallas County that have all been referred to truancy courts. Dallas County has prosecuted more than 36,000 students in four school districts, more than any other Texas county. New York Times

Classrooms across the country are taking into account the changes in the soon-to-be-implemented Common Core State Standards and trying to prepare students for the more rigorous standards. The DC school system has chosen an aggressive approach to their implementation, and teachers are working quickly to prepare students and themselves. Education Week


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