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  • States with waivers from federal No Child Left Behind law are setting varied goals, some weak, one study finds. New York Times
  • A different road to work: Some top high school graduates are entering into European-style apprenticeships with high-tech manufacturers instead of heading to college. NPR
  • Obama launches African-American education initiative. CNN
  • What to watch for at American Federation of Teachers’ national convention, beginning today in Detroit. Education Week
  • New York City school officials say they’ll work to balance distribution of students with special needs. New York Times
  • Washington state voters will be asked in November to allow charter schools – for the fourth time. Education Week


  • A teacher remembers the accused Colorado gunman; James Holmes’ fifth-grade teacher remembers “Jimmy.” Education Week (subscription required for this column)

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