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  • Six more states, D.C. get No Child Left Behind waivers. Education Week
  • Congressional panel OKs bill to scrap Race to the Top. Education Week
  • Can effective teaching transfer across schools? A new study indicates yes. Education Week
  • Report criticizes progress at cyber charter schools. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
  • The proficiency gap between charter schools and district schools widened in latest New York City test results. GothamSchools
  • Chicago school board, teachers’ union rejected fact-finder’s report; threat of strike looms. Chicago Tribune
  • Students’ online photos of California tests delay release of results. Los Angeles Times


  • Commentary: A+ Denver’s policy director argues for a renewed focus on arts education and outlines a task force created by the advocacy group to bolster the arts in Denver schools. EdNews Colorado
  • The Onion: Can we please, just once, have a real teacher? The Answer Sheet in Washington Post

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