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College Board still hiding behind its revisionist American History

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CHICAGO – In a famous scene in the Wizard of Oz, the little dog Toto unexpectedly pulls back a curtain hiding the “great and powerful” wizard. Stunned by his discovery, the wizard initially warns Dorothy and her friends to “Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.” But Dorothy is not fooled, and accuses Oz of being “a humbug.”
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How online education can work for special-needs children

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SAN FRANCISCO – Compared to children who don’t have disabilities, those who do often work slower, need more attention, or need especially explicit, detailed instructions. It’s well-known by now that learning gadgets and online classes or therapy can work wonders with autistic children, but kids with other special-needs can benefit from online education tools.
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It’s teacher freedom week

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CHICAGO – It’s actually National Employee Freedom Week, which is the positive way to say a national week aimed at raising awareness that union members don’t have to be. Polls show nearly a third of union members would prefer not to be. Of course, a large number of union members are teachers, many of whom are enrolled into a union the minute they accept a government teaching job.
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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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