News From Other Places

City takeover of Seattle schools: Would it help? Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Should the City of Seattle take over the school system? Results in other cities have been mixed.

‘Virtual Town Hall’ Queries Range From Pot to Public Schools CQ

For

80 minutes on Thursday, President Obama morphed back into tech-savvy

candidate Obama, presiding over a first-ever virtual town hall meeting

from the East Room of the White House.

Multiracial Pupils to Be Counted in A New Way Washington Post

Public

schools in the Washington region and elsewhere are abandoning their

check-one-box approach to gathering information about race and

ethnicity in an effort to develop a more accurate portrait of

classrooms transformed by immigration and interracial marriage.

Some Rich Districts Get Richer as Aid Is Rushed to Schools NYT

In

pouring cash into school districts, Washington is using a tangle of

well-worn federal formulas that seem to take little account of who

needs the money most.

Seniority, not quality, counts most at United Teachers Los Angeles LA Times (column)

Layoff notices just went out to 5,500 teachers in the Los Angeles

Unified schools, and the UTLA contract guarantees one thing: Those

notices aren't going to the least effective teachers.

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