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Oklahoma Supreme Court affirms Common Core repeal

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Supreme Court rejected a lawsuit the state board of education filed against the state legislature in an attempt to avoid following a new law repealing and replacing national Common Core education mandates.
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Common Core testing group won’t let some states go

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WASHINGTON, D.C. –It’s been almost a year since Indiana and Pennsylvania officially withdrew from national Common Core tests, but testing organization still lists the two states as members on its Web site.
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Back to Defacing History

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CHICAGO – Soon, the Fourth of July will be the one day a year American children celebrate their country, a break from the rest of the year they spend enduring anti-American history instruction.
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Wyoming continues battle over science standards

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. – A 21st-century version of the classic range war is playing out in Wyoming. This time, the state is divided over rejecting the Next Generation Science Standards, a set of science curriculum and testing mandates intended to spread nationwide.
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U.S. House passes charter bill that could reduce school choice

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – A bipartisan bill that recently passed the U.S. House of Representatives would send more money to charter schools nationwide, but some charter advocates warn federal funding will inevitably decrease charter autonomy and, therefore, quality.
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Philadelphia cheating scandal just one of many

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PHILADELPHIA — As the stakes get higher for testing performance with federal and state mandates, a systemic culture of cheating is growing, both in Pennsylvania and across the nation.
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Report: Time to cut education bureaucracy

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CHICAGO – Zealous education reform movements at the state and national level often burden state agencies with tasks they are ill-equipped to perform, says a new report.
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Charter school enrollment climbs 13 percent

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – In the 2013-14 school year, nearly 300,000 more students entered public charter schools, 600 more charters opened, and total charter enrollment increased 13 percent to account for more than 2.5 million children.
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