News From Outside Chicago

Civil rights office ends probe of Salt Lake schools Salt Lake Tribune

It

took eight years and $1.2 million. But Salt Lake City School District

is now free from federal scrutiny for failing to properly educate

non-English speaking students.

Federal funds may not stave off classroom cuts, California educators sayLA Times

California education officials are worried that the state's share won't be enough

or come in time to stave off widespread teacher firings and program

cuts.

Schools See More Homeless Students Amid Weak EconomyPBS NewsHour

In

the first in a series of stories the real-life impacts of hard economic

times, John Tulenko of Learning Matters reports on how some schools are

struggling to cope with a growing number of homeless children.

Miss. schools get new rating system Sun Herald

Mississippi's

public schools will soon have a new accountability rating system and

officials say the top status will be harder to achieve.

Lower property values hurt schools USA Today

Way back when times were

good -- last April -- builders showed up one day at Forest Grove Middle

School and gutted a little-used classroom off the gym.

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