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Stories with person: Arne Duncan
  • Editorials from around New England 
    Updated: Nov-21-15 10:38 am

    Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New England newspapers:

  • Disappointing report card for fourth and eighth graders 
    Updated: Oct-28-15 4:44 pm

    WASHINGTON - The nation's schoolkids turned in a lackluster performance on national tests, with math scores for fourth and eighth graders declining for the first time in 25 years. Reading scores were not much better: flat for fourth graders and lower for eighth graders than two years ago.

  • Study: Kids take 100-plus required tests through 12th grade story has photos
    Updated: Oct-26-15 10:00 am

    WASHINGTON - Students, parents and teachers have long lamented the hours that kids spend taking standardized tests, especially since the introduction of the Common Core academic standards. But just how much time each year is it?