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News: Teacher Hiring, School Attacks, H1N1 Spread, Homeschooling

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, Los Angeles school officials confirmed this week.

MeeksprincipalPolice: NY teen planning school attack was bullied AP
A 15-year-old boy accused of stockpiling gasoline, propane and a machete for a planned school attack on the anniversary of the Columbine school massacre burst into tears and admitted to police he was upset about being bullied, according to the detective who interviewed him....

Pressure to improve schools Journal Gazette
“The problem is just speed,” he said. “How do you turn around a 35,000-some student system that has teachers and unions and adopt project-based programs that encourage highly motivated students? It’s very hard to break inertia.”

Delays in Swine Flu Vaccine Trouble SenatorsKansas City infoZine
... Homeland Security's Janet Napolitano and Education's Arne Duncan - about what they are doing to thwart the spread of H1N1, also known as swine flu. ...

H1N1 spreads fast in schools this week USA Today
The USDE on Wednesday reported that 198 schools in 15 states had closed due to high absentee rates from the H1N1 virus, or swine flu.

A Child Left Behind Seattle Weekly
Per the guidelines of the Riverview School District's homeschooling program, Pomeroy attended Carnation Elementary two days a week—often enough for at least two of her teachers to notice the slightness of her frame. while these start-ups find their footing.”

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