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October 22, 2014
U. of I. closer to choosing president (Chicago Tribune)
University of Illinois trustees are on track to choose the university's next president by the end of the semester, possibly as early as next month.

As overtesting outcry grows, education leaders pull back on standardized tests (Christian Science Monitor)
As the outcry against the overtesting of American children has grown, state and local education leaders – in a move endorsed by President Barack Obama – have announced a new focus on dialing back the volume of standardized testing and dialing up the quality.

What Really Happens at Community Colleges? A Tool Taps Data for Answers (Chronicle of Higher Education)
How do community-college students move from their first class to their first job?

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