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Obama education overhaul well received

State officials praise new way of judging schools

A 'NONNUANCED APPROACH' Under the current federal requirements, a school “has met or hasn’t met the standards, and there are no shades of gray,’’ said Mitchell Chester, commissioner, state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. A 'NONNUANCED APPROACH'
Under the current federal requirements, a school “has met or hasn’t met the standards, and there are no shades of gray,’’ said Mitchell Chester, commissioner, state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
By James Vaznis
Globe Staff / February 2, 2010

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Massachusetts school officials and education advocates welcomed yesterday President Obama’s proposal for sweeping changes in the way schools are judged on meeting federal standards, hopeful that it will focus attention on schools that need the most help while decreasing the likelihood of labeling good schools as bad. (Full article: 771 words)

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