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"Finally, charter schools in Washington," by Adam Emerson, Choice Words

The number of charter schools in the United States increased nearly 13% (to just over two million students) between the 2010-11 and 2011-12 academic years. (New York Times)

Chancellor Kaya Henderson announced her plan to close twenty under-enrolled schools in D.C., concentrated mainly in Northeast Washington and east of the Anacostia River. (Washington Post)

Education Week looked at Common Core’s approach to reading literacy: the research upon which it is based, complexities, and implementation issues.

Yesterday, the Chicago Teachers Union targeted school board member Penny Pritzker in a rally against school closures and charter schools.(Chicago Tribune)

The Politics K-12 blog posted a breakdown of the “fiscal cliff,” which includes an analysis of its implications for education.

The American Council on Education announced a pilot project to determine if free online courses should be eligible for college credit. (Washington Post)

Following the passage of California’s revenue measure, the Los Angeles school board voted to restore the full academic year, along with full pay for teachers. (Los Angeles Times)

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