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Testing times growing nationwide

Students nationwide take as many as 20 standardized tests per year, and an average of 10 in grades 3 through 8

Rural schools hit hard by budget cuts

Some 9.7 million students are enrolled in rural districts, representing more than 20 percent of all U.S. public school students

Outlook on instruction: Class around the clock

A 24/7 learning model—that’s personalized and partly controlled by students—will become more entrenched

Districts devise solutions for influx of immigrant students

Los Angeles, Miami-Dade, and Suffolk and Nassau counties on Long Island have received the largest numbers of unaccompanied minors last year

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