By guest blogger Catherine Gewertz Under pressure from common-core opponents, Maine Gov. Paul R. LePage has signed an executive order declaring that the state's schools are fully in charge of the academic standards that guide their teaching. Maine adopted the common standards in April of 2011. Acc...
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August 22, 2013
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August 20, 2013
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August 09, 2013
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August 07, 2013
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July 29, 2013
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July 24, 2013
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