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Chicago Public Schools names top education leader

Chicago Tribune – A Chicago-born product of the city’s public schools, Janice Jackson grew up one of five children who were regularly drilled on the importance of education by their parents. “I would just say my father was an extreme … Continue reading

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Republicans Defeat Dem Attempt To Control Global Warming Lessons In Schools

Daily Caller – Senate Republicans soundly defeated an attempt by Democrats to get the federal government more involved in state’s Common Core standards by setting up a grant program to develop or improve “climate science” curricula in schools. Massachusetts Democratic … Continue reading

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NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND REWRITE TO FACE ANOTHER SHOWDOWN IN HOUSE

Breitbart – Another fight may be on the horizon in the House of Representatives, as Republican leaders seem poised to again try to replace the controversial No Child Left Behind law with the Student Success Act, a measure that has proven to be … Continue reading

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Illinois House passes opt-out bill aimed at PARCC testing

Chicago Sun-Times – Illinois House members advanced a bill that would give parents a formal way to opt out of state tests such as the controversial Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers. House members voted 64-47 with one … Continue reading

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Who organized suburban Chicago PARCC boycott?

Daily Herald – Across the suburbs, hundreds of students are opting out of the new PARCC tests. While it’s not clear if the objection is coming from students, parents or both, it does seem to be an organized effort. “It … Continue reading

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SUPERINTENDENT CONFIRMS COMMON CORE’S PEARSON SPYING ON KIDS’ SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS #stopcommoncore #ccss

Breitbart – The superintendent of the Watchung Hills Regional High School District in New Jersey has confirmed that she sent an email to fellow superintendents Tuesday about her concern that education publishing giant Pearson is “monitoring” children’s social media accounts … Continue reading

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ILLINOIS PARENTS CALL FOR “OPT-OUT” ON PARCC TESTING #stopcommoncore #ccss

Illinois Review – CHICAGO – Parents and state lawmakers are calling on the Illinois General Assembly to allow parents of public school students to have some say in their children’s education. They’re asking the legislature to allow them to opt … Continue reading

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