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Thanksgiving Weekend Reading: Maybe states should pay more for harder tests

Indianapolis kindergartners dressed for a Thanksgiving feast
Indianapolis kindergartners dressed for a Thanksgiving feast
Alan Petersime

Please enjoy our weekly links list as a side with your turkey and stuffing. We’ll be back Monday with more stories about education in Indiana.

Should standardized tests actually be harder and cost more? (Atlantic)

How to talk about Ferguson in your classroom (Edutopia)

Study shows a huge digital divide by education level and income in the U.S. (EdWeek)

Our child safety fears are wildly out of step with the lack of real dangers (Vox)

The good effects of preschool are twice as good for Hispanic children, study says (EdWeek)

Could Jeb Bush’s battle with teachers unions benefit him in the long run politically? (Wall Street Journal)

Schools are a major issue in Detroit’s effort to attract middle class families (Hechinger Report)

A judge invalidated Alaska’s requirement of a local contribution to school funding (AP)

Chicago’s teachers union applies teacher evaluation techniques to evaluate political candidates (NBC Chicago)

The best way to study for a test might be by taking it. (NY Times)

Oklahoma has won back its NCLB waiver after losing it just a few months. (EdWeek)

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