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This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.

Critical Mass. for Common Core ASCD
Massachusetts has adopted the Common Core in a unanimous 8-0 vote. Although Massachusetts already has the most rigorous academic standards in the country, the state hopes that the Common Core standards will further assist students in college and career preparation.

See also: We’ve got standards. Now what? The Educated Reporter
"Clearly Inferior" Yardsticks The Core Knowledge Blog
PA standards get low marks in study The Notebook blog

U.S. goes from leading to lagging in young college graduates Washington Post
The U.S. has fallen in the ranks of nations with the most young degree holders. Where we used to be first, we are now 12th, a new report has found. As a result, this generation has potential to be "the first generation in the modern era that will be less well-educated than their parents."

See also: Standards Issue Washington Monthly

EdSec: Why Duncan Will Make Nice With Obey This Week In Education
The Democrats in the White House and House of Representatives make an attempt at appearing harmonious again. But is the dispute over budget cuts over yet?

See also: Smarter Obey? Eduwonk

District To Pay Lesbian Teen $35K Over Prom Dispute NPR
When her Mississippi school district cancelled prom instead of allowing her to attend with her girlfriend, Constance McMillen fought back – and won.

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