Education News From Around The Country

8th Graders’ Exam Is Delayed NYT

College Board said schools’ finances led it to put off the unveiling of
a new standardized test intended to help eighth graders prepare for
rigorous high school courses and college.

Det. schools chief requests emergency declaration Chicago Tribune

Bobb has asked US Education Secretary Arne Duncan to help get the
troubled public school system "placed under a special presidential
emergency ...

Chess making comeback in U.S. schoolsUSA Today

Over the past few years scholastic chess, or chess for educational purposes, has taken U.S. schools by storm.

Mexican children return to schoolLA Times

With a quick health check and a dollop of hand sanitizer,
millions of Mexican schoolchildren returned to fresh-scrubbed
classrooms Monday after more than two weeks of closures caused by the
swine flu outbreak.

School Violence Declining, but Bullying, Theft and Gang Presence Persist Washignton Post

though spasms of intense violence erupt on campuses occasionally and
linger in the social consciousness, violence at schools across the
country has been decreasing for a number of years.

More black lawmakers open to school vouchers USA Today

The group includes Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, Newark Mayor Cory Booker and former Washington, D.C., mayor Anthony Williams.

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