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Schools Deal Sets Overhaul WSJ: In a sweeping education deal with lawmakers and teacher unions here, Gov. Dannel Malloy gave ground on some of his farthest-reaching proposals but contended the compromise was still a historic overhaul of public-school policy in a state that has proved resistant to change. ALSO: Conn. education bill at a glance AP
Senate Stumbles on Student Loan Bill Politics K12: Legislation that would stave off a proposed rate hike for student loans failed to pass a key procedural hurdle today in the U.S. Senate—even though the basic policy has the support of President Barack Obama, presumed GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, and congressional Democrats and Republicans.
Conservative Groups Oppose National 'Common Core' as an Intrusion on States WSJ: The Common Core national math and reading standards, adopted by 46 states and the District of Columbia two years ago, are coming under attack from some quarters as a federal intrusion into state education matters. ALSO: Universities, Districts to Partner on Common-Core Secondary Math Teacher Beat
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City Freezes Hiring at 24 Struggling Schools Until Hearing Next Week NYT: Education officials say they will not make personnel decisions at 24 schools scheduled to be closed and reopened this summer, until a court hearing next week. Unions representing the city's teachers and principals claim that the city's plan to replace staff members at the schools violates their contracts, and they are seeking a restraining order so an arbitrator can have time to rule on their complaints.