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Rookie lawmakers tackle state education policies

Scores of newly elected legislators are taking positions on education committees for the first time, as they rush to implement new policies.

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As states and districts rush to implement policies that adhere to the Every Student Succeeds Act, scores of newly elected legislators are taking positions on education committees for the first time in their political careers. Twenty-five state legislatures have at least one new education committee chairperson, and 10 out of 51 state school chiefs have no classroom experience. (Education Week)

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