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"EducateOhio - The competition for education talent," by Terry Ryan, Ohio Gadfly Daily

Jay P. Greene penned a Wall Street Journal editorial on the “imaginary teacher shortage,” calling on policymakers to shrink the teacher workforce.

Some doctors are prescribing ADHD medication to students without the disorder to improve their academic performance. (New York Times)

More than 100 Roman Catholic dioceses around the country have adopted the Common Core standards, part of growing use by private schools. (Education Week)

A new lawsuit accuses 180 school districts in Georgia of coordinating a “campaign and conspiracy” against an amendment to expand charter authorizing in the state. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

A program in Oakland, California is trying to increase teacher diversity by supporting teacher candidates through preparation, certification, and their early years in the classroom. (Education Week)

Negotiations between Hawaii and the state teacher union remain stalled, raising the possibility of a strike. (Teacher Beat)

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