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As Common Core results trickle in, initial goals unfulfilled

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Results for some of the states that participated in Common Core-aligned testing for the first time this spring are out, with overall scores higher than expected though still below what many parents may be accustomed to seeing. Full or preliminary scores have been released for Connecticut, Idaho, Missouri, Oregon, Vermont, Washington and West Virginia. They all participated in the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, one of two groups of states awarded $330 million by the U.S. Department of Education in 2010…

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Today on Context Florida: John Morgan, Obamacare, student privacy and sexual assault

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Today on Context Florida: John Morgan is a serious person, says Peter Schorsch. He certainly spent serious money trying to pass Amendment 2 in 2014. He sounds serious, sometimes even emphatic. And sometimes sounding serious is all one needs to get their friends and enemies to act the way they want them too. At least that is what Morgan hopes. Obamacare covers 16 million but an additional 32 million remain unprotected, writes Marc Yacht. Although it addresses insurer abuses such as…

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