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As a major snowstorm sweeps across New England, a map shows how many inches of snow it takes for school to be cancelled in each state. A study published in Education Next looks at how snow days impact student learning.

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Sen. Lamar Alexander said he is still struggling to make a decision on whether a revised NCLB should include annual testing. He has been influenced by the testimony given by Professor Marty West at a hearing last week.

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U.S. Students from Two-Parent Families Achieve a Grade Level Higher than Peers from Single-Parent Families

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