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    1. Rural Florida Schools Could Benefit From Gov. Scott's Budget Proposal - Rural Education - Education Week

      Rural Florida Schools Could Benefit From Gov. Scott's Budget Proposal - Rural Education - Education Week

      Rural schools in Florida could see benefits from Gov. Rick Scott's current budget proposal, which seeks to increase funding for public education, according to the Associated Press. One of Scott's top priorities for Florida's 2015-2016 fiscal year is boosting money for the state's public schools, the Miami Herald reports. He is looking to spend about $50 more per student than in the 2007-2008 year, increasing student funding to a record high of $7,176 per student.

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    2. The Complex Puzzle of Common-Core Implementation | EdWeek

      The Complex Puzzle of Common-Core Implementation | EdWeek

      So, even while budgets are increasing, the reality of California's boom and bust budget cycles, painful memories of the last bust, recently increased pension and other obligations, pressures for personnel and salary increases (which can further exacerbate pension obligations) and LCAP requirements are competing against sustainable investments in professional learning.

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    3. Making Sense of Common-Core Resistance | EdWeek Teacher

      Making Sense of Common-Core Resistance | EdWeek Teacher

      It's not shocking that so many adults in the United States shy away from the phrase "Common core." The name connotes conspiracy theories, political talk shows (and screaming), and 140-character Twitter arguments. According to a recent poll, 60 percent of U.S. adults oppose the Common Core State Standards. 

      But of those 60%, how many do you suppose have heard or seen a common-core success story?

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