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Keep sledding! Snow days have NO negative effect on test scores but individual absences do
The Daily Mail | 3/27/15
Turns Out, Snow Days Don't Impact Students' Test Scores — But Absences Do
The Huffington Post | 3/27/15
Do snow days hurt student progress? A Harvard professor says no
Washington Post | 3/26/15
Education Next Offers Policy Views, With an Edge
Education Week | 3/24/15
Suburbia and Its Common Core Conspiracy Theories
The Atlantic | 2/12/15
Still Right on the Black Family After All These Years
Wall Street Journal | 2/10/15
Louisiana's Common Core Debacle
Politico | 1/12/15
A primer on the divisive issue that may cost Jeb Bush the Republican nomination: Common Core
The Washington Post | 12/22/14
The unbelievable rise of single motherhood in America over the last 50 years
The Washington Post | 12/18/14
Have Democrats Failed the White Working Class?
The New York Times | 12/9/14
Michigan's charter failure continues
Detroit Free Press | 12/7/14
Jeb Bush Speech Will Add to 2016 Election Intrigue
The Wall Street Journal | 11/19/14
Jeb Bush on Common Core
Herald Tribune | 11/12/14
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