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AM News: 113th House Ed Committee Keeps NCLB Reauthorization a "Top Priority"

Education Committee Revs Back Up In 113th Congress HuffPostEdu: Today, Rep. John Kline (R-Minn.), chair of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, held his first organizational meeting with the 113th Congress's iteration of his committee. In his opening remarks, Kline said reauthorizing No Child Left Behind will remain a "top priority." NCLB, the sweeping law that governs public K-12 education, expired in 2007.

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Colleges Overproducing Elementary Teachers, Data Find EdWeek: Data, while imprecise, suggest that some states are producing far more new teachers at the elementary level than will be able to find jobs in their respective states—even as districts struggle to find enough recruits in other certification fields.

Charters Adjusting to Common-Core Demands EdWeek: Charter schools throughout the country are coping with myriad challenges in preparing for the Common Core State Standards, an effort that could force them to make adjustments from how they train their teachers to the types of curriculum they use to the technology they need to administer online tests.

Florida Mother Writes $12,000 Check for Armed Guard at Elementary School FirstCoastNews: School Superintendent Janet Valentine said she's thrilled and surprised to learn that a parent wants to chip in more than $11,000 to pay for a deputy to provide security during the day at Old Kings Elementary School.

Asian Influx Gives Private Schools Foreign Aid  WSJ: As growing numbers of Chinese students seek a college education in the U.S., many are turning to American high schools as a steppingstone. The resulting surge in Chinese enrollment has helped private high schools, and religious academies in particular, reap much-needed revenue.

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Our proposal for One World Secondary School can provide these Asian (and other) students with better quality services than they are receiving at St. Mary's, as depicted in the Wall Street Journal article. One of the problems there is that the relationship between school and student resembles a forced marriage motivated by poverty; the school does not perfectly represent what the Asian parents want for their children, in part because the school was designed with other students in mind. By contrast, One World is being designed with students from all over the world in mind, being based fundamentally on the model of the United World Colleges. In that model students experience a more genuinely international mix, one of whose benefits is the faster acquisition of English.

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