A roundup of education news from other parts of the country:
New Orleans schools chief seeks restoration of federal funds Times Picayune
Recovery School District Superintendent Paul Vallas is still
awaiting word on whether federal education officials will reverse a
decision that dramatically reduced the Title 1 financing projected by
Congress under the recently enacted economic stimulus bill.
Study: District-run Phila. Schools Top Manager-run OnesPhilly Enquirer
The research, which echoes three previous studies,
examined the largest privatization experiment in the country.
Detroit Plan Would Shut Schools, Cut 600 Teachers Washington Post
Detroit Public Schools would close 23 schools and lay off
600 teachers in a proposal released Thursday that would consolidate
facilities in a shrinking district facing a projected $303 million
In this tough economy, the path from a layoff to a new career often runs through a classroom.
Rhee Works on Overhaul Of Teacher Evaluations Washington Post
The dramatic increase in annual standardized testing, triggered by passage of the federal No Child Left Behind
law, has provided much more data on student achievement, but it has
been largely used for static "snapshots" that show test scores relative
northeast Ohio couple has filed a lawsuit saying school officials
failed to stop bullying that they claim led to their 17-year-old son's
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