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Education Reform

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NJ Legislators Consider Controversial ‘Common Core’ Testing For Schools

Several educational leaders are suggesting the state take a slower approach to reform.

02/11/2014

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Penn Professor Says Test-Directed Teaching Demonizes Teachers

Prof. Michael Katz says market-based education reform focuses on the wrong issues, leaving teachers in a no-win situation.

08/31/2013

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CBS Local Presidential Forum Obama/Romney: Square Off Over Education and Energy

Today on the CBS Local forum, Romney and Obama were asked: What will you do to make the U.S. more energy independent?

10/12/2012

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CBS Local Presidential Forum Obama/Romney: Debating Cities and Education

When it comes to America’s future, the issue of education rises to the top for many which is why Obama and Romney were asked to weigh in on it as well.

10/11/2012

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Bringing Top Principals To Chicago

Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel is looking for 50 new school principals, each to take over a failing school.

03/19/2012

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Black Clergy Leaders Express Concerns Over Philadelphia School Reform

Officials of the Black Clergy of Philadelphia rallied on the steps of the School District Administration Building Tuesday afternoon to express their concerns about the effort to overhaul the city’s public schools.

03/14/2012

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Gov. Corbett, Promoting School Vouchers, Gets More Questions About PSU Scandal

“Do you want to continue to argue, or do you want to ask a question?” the governor snapped at one point as reporters peppered him with questions about the pace of the Jerry Sandusky investigation when he was attorney general.

11/16/2011

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Exclusive: Gov. Christie On Education Reform, DRPA

In an exclusive one-on-one interview with Eyewitness News, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie placed the blame for education failures in the Garden State squarely on the primary teachers’ union – the New Jersey Education Association. 

04/12/2011

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Education: An Area For Political Agreement

With the Elementary and Secondary School Act, under the Bush administration called No Child Left Behind, up for reauthorization, there may be a compromise on education reform.

03/01/2011

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Community Organizing And School Reform

A report from the Annenberg Institute for School Reform looks at community organizing as a means of systemic education reform.

02/08/2011

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Rendell Reflects On His Time In Office

As the sun sets on his administration, Governor Rendell says signing the controversial 2005 pay raise bill is his biggest regret during eight years in office.

01/07/2011

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