School News From Around The Nation

A look at recent education news from other parts of the country:

53 House Republicans Seek Removal of Obama Schools Official NYT
The
administration has stood by Mr. Jennings, whom Education Secretary Arne
Duncan has called "uniquely qualified for his job." Mr. Jennings has
expressed regret over one episode that has enraged his critics. 

Teacher Acquitted Despite 800 Texts With Student  Yesterday on Good Morning America, George Stephanopoulous interviewed Nicole
Howell, the Kentucky teacher who was accused -- and acquitted -- of
having had sex with a high school student. 

Detroit mayor supports $500.5M schools bond issue AP

The
financial manager for Detroit's public schools has enlisted -- and
received -- the support of the city's mayor on an ambitious $500.5
million building plan expected to extend taxes for district capital
projects through 2039.

Panel approves Keystone Exams for Pa. schools Philly.com

State
regulators signed off Thursday on tougher graduation requirements for
Pennsylvania students, a move designed to improve the value of a high
school diploma.

Veteran L.A. substitute teachers losing work
LA Times
Veteran substitute teachers, who have recently lost
teaching assignments because of an effort to help laid-off full-time
instructors, won't be getting the work back any time soon.

Ackerman has learned lessons from 2002 Philly Notebook
Superintendent Arlene Ackerman
and her team have apparently learned something from the myriad mistakes
made during the city's ill-starred foray into school privatization in
2002.

Suit Filed to Stop Teacher Furloughs in Hawaii AP
The
lawsuit alleges that the furloughs constitute an unlawful unilateral
change in the programs and services these children receive.

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