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Moratorium on Test Assessment Gets Unfavorable Stamp

A bill that would put a moratorium on controversial standardized tests in Maryland got a failing grade by a Senate committee.


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Standardized Tests to Start This Week in Md.

Maryland schools plan to start their annual round of standardized tests this week, despite legislators’ efforts to cancel them this year.


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Secretary Duncan: ‘I Used Some Clumsy Phrasing That I Regret’

Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Monday said he regretted his “clumsy phrasing” in singling out white suburban moms for opposing new higher academic standards.