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Virginia to revise student achievement goals Washington Post
By Lyndsey Layton, The Washington Post. Virginia intends to revise its new goals for student achievement in public schools, after state and federal officials agreed that those goals did not do enough to narrow the gap.
Chicago Teachers’ Union Gives Notice of Possible Strike NYT: Union leaders will meet on Thursday to discuss their next move, which could include selecting a strike date, though it can be no sooner than Sept. 10. Should a walkout occur, the city is expected to make its libraries and park districts available to students.
Police: 100-year-old driver hits 11 near LA school AP: The screams of women and children didn't cause a 100-year-old driver to stop as he backed his large powder blue Cadillac onto a sidewalk across from an elementary school and hit 11 people, including nine children....
Rhee At GOP Convention: Ed Reform Will Require 'Getting Ready For A Fight' Hechinger Report: Rhee said she was unhappy that, despite both candidates taking clear stances on many education issues, the topic largely has been untouched on the campaign trail. “We are not talking about this issue nearly enough in this presidential election,” Rhee said. “I would hope we try to force the issue more.”
Ryan Hits Obama's Spending Record EdWeek: Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan used his acceptance speech Wednesday at the Republican National Convention to make the case that President Barack Obama has burdened future generations with billions in unnecessary spending—but he steered clear of pointed attacks on the president's education spending.