There's lots of interesting and relevant news from other parts of the country. You guys said you liked this last week, so I'm trying it again:
some dramatic numbers to back up his claims.
U.S. school districts strapped for cash, more are considering a
schedule that delights students and makes working parents cringe: Class
only four days a week.
Teachers Alleging Assaults Find Themselves Under the Microscope Washington Post
Academy teacher William Pow had just finished writing on the blackboard
one January afternoon, he said, when he turned to face his algebra
class and saw the textbook "Mathematics in Life" hurtling toward his
Education Secretary Arne Duncan chided South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford
today for his refusal to accept $700 million in federal stimulus money
that could ...
35,000 college seniors apply to teach San Jose Mercury News
for America, a Peace Corps-style program, seeks to eliminate
educational inequality, close the achievement gap and catalyze change
program run by the National Guard is proving effective at using
military atmosphere and discipline to turn around at-risk teenagers.
More than 8,800 teachers and other employees of the
nation's second-largest school district will receive notices of
impending layoffs for the next school year.
Charter operators see opportunity in district restructuring Philadelphia Inquirer
two most successful charter operators in Philadelphia - Mastery and
KIPP - want to expand and hope to be part of Superintendent Arlene
Ackerman's plans to change the district.
Happy end of ISATs. Feel free to share your thoughts about any of these that catch your eye, or anything else that has been on your mind this week.
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