First bell: 8-9-12

A first look at this morning's most important education news:

Fordham's latest

"A little context on racial disparities in suspension rates," by Michael J. Petrilli, Flypaper

"Getting beyond the buzz in the Beehive State," by Kathleen Porter-Magee, Common Core Watch

  • Thirty-three and counting: Nevada is the latest NCLB waiver winner. (Education Week)
  • All but one D.C. school have been cleared of cheating on standardized tests, after a seventeen-month investigation. (Washington Post)
  • The Obama Administration has reinvigorated the campaign for civil rights in education, but at what cost to classrooms? (City Journal)
  • Alexa Posny is leaving her post as Federal Special Education Chief. (Education Week)
  • The La. school being sued by the ACLU over its pregnant student policy has already changed gears (USA Today)

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