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19 States Named as Finalists for Race to the Top Duncan Salutes State and Local Leaders for Leading

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U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that 19 states are the finalists for more than $3 billion available in the second round of funding in the Race to the Top program.

"Thirty-five states and the District of Columbia submitted bold blueprints for reform that bear the signatures of many key players at the state and local level who drive change in our schools," Duncan said.

 

http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/19-states-named-finalists-race-top

Key California Commission Recommends Common Standards

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EdWeek:By Erik Robelen July 16, 2010 10:45 AM

The recently developed common standards got an important green light in California yesterday.

A special California commission late last night wrapped up its work considering the new standards in mathematics and English/language arts, ultimately voting to recommend that the state adopt them—but not before putting its own imprint on them.

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