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Obama wants to turn around 5,000 failing schools KC Star
Obama doesn't have authority to close and reopen schools himself. That power rests with local school districts and states. But he has an incentive in the economic stimulus law, which requires states to help failing schools improve.
Waiver means millions for local schools Daytona Beach Post
Education Secretary Arne Duncan had to approve Florida's application to waive a "Maintenance of Effort" requirement that education spending be at 2006 ...
Mexican children return to school
With a quick health check and a dollop of hand sanitizer, millions of Mexican schoolchildren returned to fresh-scrubbed classrooms Monday after more than two weeks of closures caused by the swine flu outbreak.
The 'Class Of Katrina' Moves Past Emotional Chapter
Four years later, Holloman, a newly-minted college graduate reflects on the powerful storm as she moves on with hopes of starting yet a new chapter in life