I thought you guys might like to see some of the education-related headlines from other cities that have caught my eye this week. Some similar issues, some different ones:
Shy teen spotlights battle over failing schools Reuters News Service
shy 14-year-old girl plucked from obscurity by the White House and
given star treatment has come to symbolize a battle over how to fix
dilapidated U.S. schools.
The teachers say they're honoring parent wishes and that the
test is inappropriate for their students, who have severe physical and
In some circles, Mr. Klein is revered: as a star prosecutor turned
crusader for the underclass, a fearless innovator willing to take on
the powerful teachers’ union...But among some of the state lawmakers who will determine the
fate of the nation’s largest school system, Mr. Klein is reviled.
School chief: DC kids should keep school vouchers The Associated Press
Secretary Arne Duncan says poor kids getting vouchers for private
schools in the District of Columbia should not be pulled out.
officials say removing appliances such as microwaves and coffee makers
will save $60,000 a year.
parents and a civil rights organization are calling for a federal
investigation into school closures announced by the Seattle School
Board earlier this year.
If you like having me gather these, I might make this a weekly feature.
Filed under: The World Outside CPS