August 28 – September 4
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This week’s selection of #TellEWA stories highlight the excitement and energy on local, regional and national education beats. In Idaho, we learn that the state is looking to ditch the controversial consortium assessments tied to the Common Core. Over at The Associated Press, we catch up on the roll out of such scores in states where students in the spring took the consortium-based assessments. On the higher education front, we learn from Marketplace that while elite colleges are increasingly successful at recruiting low-income students, they still struggle to make these students feel welcome. This #TellEWA post also notes some stories from Texas, including one that takes a skeptical look at the seemingly rosy data about the state’s high school graduation rate. And our good friends from Canada tell us of a school where dispensations along religious lines aren’t welcomed.
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