News From Outside Chicago

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:

Newspapers_01Examining Obama's Education NumbersNPR

He used

some dramatic numbers to back up his claims.

4-day school week gains momentum MSNBC

With

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

Woodson

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

head.

Newspapers_01Duncan Chides South Carolina Governor for Refusing Education ... US News

US

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

Teach

for America, a Peace Corps-style program, seeks to eliminate

educational inequality, close the achievement gap and catalyze change

in education.

Discipline of Military Redirects Dropouts NYT

A

program run by the National Guard is proving effective at using

military atmosphere and discipline to turn around at-risk teenagers.

Newspapers_01LA school board approves big layoff notice AP

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

The

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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