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US report card: Scores up, but not all news good

WASHINGTON (AP) — Today’s fourth and eighth graders are doing better than their predecessors in math and reading, but even with record scores, it’s too early to celebrate. The vast majority of the students still […]

11/07/2013

First grade teacher Lynda Jensen walks with her class of 30 children at Willow Glenn Elementary School in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

Back to school: What are the Common Core State Standards?

The Common Core State Standards have been adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia with the goal of better preparing the nation’s students for college or a job. Despite their widespread adoption, many […]

08/26/2013

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