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"When private schools and common standards collide," by Adam Emerson, Choice Words

Here's a quick look at today's most important education news:

Florida Governor Rick Scott wants to hold education spending at its current level but expand the number of charter schools in the Sunshine State. (McClatchy News Service)

Ohio’s state auditor found no evidence of student-data “scrubbing” by school districts reviewed in a second round of auditing, according to a report released yesterday. (Columbus Dispatch)

The Associated Press analyzes why the presidential race matters for education.

Idaho awarded Hewlett-Packard a $180 million contract to provide laptops to the state’s high school students and teachers. (AP)

The number of states and districts requiring that students take online courses in order to graduate is on the rise. (US News & World Report)

The Miami-Dade County schools won this year’s Broad Prize for Urban Education. (Education Week—District Dossier)

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