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Mr. Astorino's lesson plan

July 18, 2014 – The Times-Union editorial board criticizes Republican gubernatorial nominee Rob Astorino's push to eliminate the Common Core as bad politics and bad policy (Albany Times-Union). »

The Vergara era, part 1: how we got here

July 17, 2014 – E4E-Los Angeles Executive Director Ama Nyamekye places the Vergara ruling in context of California's long history of using court cases to define and improve educational equity (Huffington Post). »

E4E Teachers Talk Back: Jordan Templeton

July 16, 2014 – Jordan shares how helping to lead her school in the transition to Common Core has made her excited to push her students, her colleagues and herself toward higher achievement. »

Conn. takes steps to change social studies

July 12, 2014 – The state board of education approved a statement giving Conn. school districts guidance on developing a social studies curriculum that prepares students to enter a “globally competitive workforce” (The New Haven Register). »

From Calif. teachers, more nuanced views on tenure

July 11, 2014 – Although many teachers do report wanting the job protections of tenure, they also want the process to be more student-focused and reflective of teacher growth and student impact (NPR). »

What four teachers told Obama over lunch

July 10, 2014 – President Obama sat down for lunch at the White House with Education Secretary Arne Duncan and four teachers from high-poverty schools to talk about education, teaching, and school reform (The Washington Post). »

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