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Afternoon Announcements: Washington Monthly Ranks Colleges in Similar Fashion to Obama’s Plan

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August 27, 2013 04:46 pm

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Now that the U.S. House of Representatives has approved a totally partisan bill to renew the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the next education item on the panel’s to-do list could well be the renewal of a much lower-profile and less-controversial piece of legislation: the Education Sciences Reform Act, or ESRA for short. Politics K-12

President Obama said last week he wants to rate colleges on value and performance. The Washington Monthly, an independent magazine for policy wonks, released annual rankings Monday that attempt to do just that. The Washington Post

Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter’s education improvement task force waded deep into politics Friday, voting nearly unanimously to support new nationwide education standards for reading, writing and math that face a nascent effort by some Idaho lawmakers to derail them come the 2014 Legislature. Idaho State Journal

Millions of at-risk students could fall through the cracks as the Education Department gives states permission to ignore parts of No Child Left Behind, according to a study education advocates released Tuesday. Education Week

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