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Stephencolbertportrait_l U.S. Education Budget Roiled by Financial Crisis EdWeek
A multi-billion-dollar federal plan to assist the financial markets may leave the next president with very little room for major increases for K-12 schools, perhaps for the foreseeable future. PLUS:  Nurturing The Nest Egg

New School Testing Plan Is Approved Salt Lake Tribune via ECS
The state will need permission from the U.S. Department of Education to exempt the pilot schools from No Child Left Behind requirements.

Salvaging Accountability EdWeek
Thomas Toch and Douglas N. Harris outline what the next president (and Congress) could do to save education reform.

Standards for Teacher Evaluation Mulled EdWeek
With the pressure on to increase student learning, Georgia and Idaho states are in the process of overhauling what analysts say is among the most neglected pieces of the teacher-quality continuum: evaluation.

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