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Alabama's Science Standards Get A Makeover
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New Tests Push Schools To Redefine 'Good Enough'
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A school bus passes a sign encouraging parents to have their children opt out of state tests in Rotterdam, N.Y. Mike Groll/AP hide caption

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Anti-Test 'Opt-Out' Movement Makes A Wave In New York State
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With the math done, student Kendall Hood works the plasma cutter. Jenny Brundin/Colorado Public Radio hide caption

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Real-World Math: A Bit Of Trig And Hay For The Horses
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President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the ESEA in 1965 with Kate Deadrich Loney, his first schoolteacher. Yoichi Okamoto/LBJ Presidential Library hide caption

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Senators Try To Revise No Child Left Behind — A Few Years Behind
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As political battles rage over the Common Core, teachers like Jennifer Bahns at the University Prep Academy middle school in Detroit are trying to prepare their students for the first major Common Core exams this spring. Erin Einhorn/Hechinger Report hide caption

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The Past, Present And Future Of High-Stakes Testing
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North Carolina Rethinks The Common Core
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Hugo High School, like many public schools in Oklahoma, was a battleground in the fight over Common Core. Elissa Nadworny/NPR hide caption

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Common Core Repeal, The Day After
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These books for daily, independent reading have been sorted by difficulty and labeled with letters. Popular writers, including Dahl and Rowling, get their own bins. LA Johnson/NPR hide caption

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Common Core Reading: Difficult, Dahl, Repeat
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Common Core Reading: The Struggle Over Struggle
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Common Core Reading: The High Achievers
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Fourth-grader Isiah Soto digests some history during independent reading time. Emily Hanford/American Public Media hide caption

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Common Core Reading: 'The New Colossus'
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