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BLOGS: Once Around The Blogosphere

Stop Worrying, Florida
There's no way that President Obama is going to travel to economically struggling Fort Myers, Fla., to stump for the stimulus, appear with Gov. Charlie Crist...and then deny the state access to its share of a huge chunk of the money.

Arne Duncan will meet with mayor, then visit a Brooklyn charter
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is meeting with Mayor Bloomberg probably as I type to discuss how the federal stimulus package will help the New York City schools.

03lent2_190Chicago, NYC closings follow similar pattern Medill Reports
Click on the PDF to see a full breakdown of the similarities and the procedural differences between two of the nation’s largest school systems, each struggling to overcome generations of poor academic achievement. Via GothamSchools.

The Accountability Illusion
Today the Thomas B. Fordham Institute and the Kingsbury Center at Northwest Evaluation Association released a groundbreaking new study, The Accountability Illusion. It peels back layers of the No Child Left Behind Act as implemented and reveals an enormously uneven and misleading system of school accountability.

Rethinking Rahm Emanuel's Mandatory Student Service In 2006, Emanuel and Bruce Reed called for 3 months of service in their book.

The new/old myths about tenure
If you read an entry earlier this month on Fordham's Flypaper blog, you might have the impression that Ohio Governor Ted Strickland rolled the unions by wanting tenure to be awarded after nine years and changing the dismissal standards to "just cause."

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