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Six quick takeaways from Minnesota’s election results

Rachel E. Stassen-Berger, StarTribune’s “Hot Dish Politics,” November 5, 2014 The votes are counted. The results are in. Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Al Franken won handily. Democrats swept the other statewide offices but Republicans pulled out a big win in the Minnesota House. Here are six takeaways tucked in the details: 1) What wave?: […]

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Breathing Room for Teacher Evaluation – Will ED Extend Approach to Teacher Prep?

Sharon P. Robinson, CEO, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), September 2, 2014 Recently U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issued a statement responding to widespread concerns about standardized testing—saying that “testing issues today are sucking the oxygen out of the room in a lot of schools” and offering to delay by a year the […]

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