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AM News: Duncan Sends Test Integrity Letter To States

Duncan letter stresses testing integrityDC_WP (2) Baltimore Sun: The Sun obtained a letter sent Friday from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to all state superintendents stressing the importance of testing integrity. 

Teacher Evaluation System Examines Classroom Performance NYT:  Spurred by President Obama and his $5 billion Race to the Top grant competition, some 20 states, including New York, and thousands of school districts are overhauling the way they grade teachers, and many have sent people to study Impact.

Mass. board to vote on new teacher evaluations AP: Public school teachers could soon be evaluated on student performance in the classroom and on Massachusetts standardized tests.

Anonymous Donor Gives Thousands to Tulsa Public Schools: Tulsa (Ok.) Public Schools received a very generous donation from an anonymous donor. 

Texas Is Not Paying Dues to National Governor's Group, Either EdWeek:  Texas, because of financial concerns, "hasn't been been a part of NGA for years," said Catherine Frazier, a spokeswoman for Republican Gov. Rick Perry, in an e-mail. 

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