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Subject: Teacher-Tenure Ruling Could Spur Nationwide Changes
Date: Wed Jun 11 12:43:34 MDT 2014

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June 11, 2014

California Ruling on Teacher Tenure Could Spur Nationwide Changes

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan called Tuesday's ruling that struck down the tenure and seniority system that's long protected California public school teachers a nationwide "mandate" to change similar "laws, practices and systems that fail to identify and support our best teachers and match them with our neediest students."


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S.C.'s Lieutenant Governor Race Too Close to Call
North Dakota Voters OK Earlier Ballot Deadlines
Rutledge Wins GOP Nomination for Arkansas AG
Everything You Need to Know About Nevada's Primary
Obama Pledges to Reform Wildfire Funding
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How Western Governors Feel About New EPA Rules
The Texas Car-Share Battle
Wyoming's New, High-Speed Internet
Management & Labor
Illinois Reduces Pension Benefits for City Hall Workers
Los Angeles Mayor Announces Jobs Plan for Veterans
College Leaders Try to Save Common Core
2 Dems, 2 Republicans to Runoff for S.C. Superintendent
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