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6-30-14 Clips from Education Week
Conn. Governor Pledges $15 Million to Support Common-Core Implementation

Narrow Supreme Court Ruling Has Public Unions' Nonmember Fees on Thin Ice

Survey Finds Parents Conflicted About Time Dedicated to Testing Students

6-30-14 Clips from Education Week

Conn. Governor Pledges $15 Million to Support Common-Core Implementation

By Madeline Will on June 27, 2014 10:19 AM

Gov. Dannel Malloy made a show of his commitment to the common core in Connecticut on Thursday with a pledge to put an additional $15 million into rolling out the educational standards.The money will go towards implementing recommendations by a task force of educators and parents on how best to transition to the new standards for English/language arts and mathematics. Malloy, a Democrat facing re-election in November, had created the task force through executive order back in March, amid widespread concerns that teachers weren't adequately prepared for the new standards...

Survey Finds Parents Conflicted About Time Dedicated to Testing Students

 

By Karla Scoon Reid on June 27, 2014 9:13 PM | No comments

A new survey released Thursday paints a conflicting picture of parents' attitudes about the time students spend taking tests.The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice's annual Schooling in America Survey shows 44 percent of parents think that schools devote too much time to testing. That same survey, however, found that the majority of parents—52 percent, in fact—think their children either spend the right amount of time (30 percent) on testing or not enough (22 percent). So depending on where you stand in the testing debate this survey could fuel that cause...

 

Narrow Supreme Court Ruling Has Public Unions' Nonmember Fees on Thin Ice

By Mark Walsh on June 30, 2014 10:57 AM

In a narrow ruling that could impede teachers' unions' efforts to expand membership, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that eight Illinois home health-care workers cannot be required to contribute union bargaining fees.In the 5-4 decision, Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. wrote for the majority in Harris v. Quinn (Case No. 11-681).Teachers' unions escaped a potentially major setback since the court did not go as far as overruling the 1977 Abood v. Detroit Board of Education precedent, which would have dealt a blow to collective-bargaining rights, among other things...


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