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On education, Giuliani has a troubling record LA Times
When he campaigned for mayor, he vowed to fix the schools, cut crime and boost the economy. Today, the city is safer and has more jobs. But New York City schools remain troubled.

Utah May Swap Standardized Tests for Online Exams Salt Lake Tribune
In place of the old tests, she and the K-16 Alliance would like to see students in grades two through 12 take adaptive, online tests at least three times a year. She said the tests could possibly become part of the U-PASS system the state uses to gauge schools' academic progress.

Girls here, boys there Cincinnati Enquirer
A year after new federal rules made it easier for schools to segregate classrooms by gender, the trend is exploding nationwide, but schools now realize that it's a tough change to sustain. Via EdNews.org.

Md. Exit Exams Will Be Multiple Choice Only Washington Post
State plans to eliminate written-response questions from its high school exit exams to address long-standing complaints about how slowly test results are processed.

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