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NEWS: Big Stories Of The Day

Florida school leaders warned of deep cuts Tallahassee Democrat
Florida Education Commissioner Eric Smith warned school superintendents Wednesday of the possibility of a 16-percent budget cut that would affect the 2009-2010 school year.

How to Spend $100 Billion on Education US News
The stimulus money could help pay for college, Head Start, and special ed but not construction.

6a00e54f8c25c98834010536fa9db8970b-150wi cccA sweeping new plan for Phila. schools Philadelphia Inquirer
Superintendent Arlene Ackerman yesterday presented a sweeping, controversial vision for the Philadelphia School District's future that includes shutting down failing schools and potentially reopening them as charter schools, reducing class sizes, and overhauling teacher hiring.

For young Ohio engineering team, the future is green USA Today
The middle-school winners of the National Engineers Week Future City Competition envision a eco-inspired urban living.

ACLU Sues N.C. School District Over Access NPR
The American Civil Liberties Union has sued a school district in North Carolina, claiming the Wilkes County schools denied access to a pacifist who wanted to talk to students about alternatives to the military.

Board Told to Open Up About Closed Sessions Washington Post
The public knows only that the board is getting legal advice, not the topic.

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