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NEWS: Big Stories Of The Day

Stimulus money will save 3,800 teaching jobs, Morton says Mobile Register
About 3,800 teacher positions will be spared with the $1 billion federal stimulus funds Alabama's education budget will receive over the next two years, state Superintendent Joe Morton told local superintendents and educators today.

Schools revamp schedules to save money USA Today
Schools are moving to four-day weeks, shortening the school year, staggering start times and making other schedule adjustments to save money.

Letters from 34,000 kids sent to Obama Baltimore Sun
Missives by elementary students in all 50 states emerge from handwriting project.

State may nudge bar upward for graduation rate Boston Globe
The graduation rate is one of the standards the state uses to judge whether high schools are in compliance with the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

New ethics code would cover charter schools Philadelphia Inquirer
Charter-school administrators would be barred from using school funds, school credit cards, or lines of credit for personal gain under a new ethics code being released today.

Mass. school's ban on beverages riles teachers Boston Globe
Teachers in Lawrence are promising to fight a new rule that prohibits them from bringing water bottles or any other beverage into public schools.

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