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In case you missed it: States’ grades, NCLB, teacher rankings

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

Weighing States’ School Performance, Policymaking Education Week
Gov. Rendell has been heralding Pennsylvania’s "top ten" Quality Counts ranking. The state earned a B-, compared to a national C average.

Obama aims to revise No Child Left Behind The Washington Post
President Obama plans to rewrite the NCLB law, and key Republicans are ready to negotiate.

Judge Rules New York City Can Disclose Names in Teacher Rankings; Union Plans to Appeal The New York Times
The city may release performance rankings of thousands of teachers to the public, denying a request by the teachers’ union to keep teachers’ names confidential.

Republican school board in N.C. backed by tea party abolishes integration policy The Washington Post
The NAACP has filed a suit that the new policy in Wake County has already increased racial segregation and violated laws.

See also: North Carolina School Board Abolishes Integration Policy The Root

The (Political) Role of Special Education National Journal
The new House Education and the Workforce committee chairman is a strong supporter of special education.

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