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'Common Standards' Come Up at High School Hearing

Talk about "common standards" continues to pop up all over town here in the nation's capital. Vicki Phillips, who heads up the education division for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, testified about what she thinks those standards should look like at a hearing of the House Education and Labor Committee yesterday, GothamSchools reports.

U.S. Rep George Miller, D-Calif., the chairman of the committee, emphasized the need for the nation to address the high school dropout crisis at the hearing.

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