L.A. Unified hires Gates Foundation official as deputy
LA Times: The appointment raises speculation that John Deasy
could replace Supt. Ramon C. Cortines within two years...Parents In Santa Monica Raise Money For Schools
NPR: In wealthy Santa Monica, Calif., parents will
be spending the summer trying to raise $7 million to keep class sizes
the same, teachers employed and school nurses and librarians on the job... Wisc. School's Losses Examined By SEC
Bloomberg: Five Wisconsin school districts’ $190 million in
losses on collateralized-debt obligations are being examined by the U.S.
Securities and Exchange Commission, according to a lawyer for the
districts...Fountain of 'i3' Data Now Online
Politics K12: You can examine the data by geography, and figure out where the
biggest—or smallest—concentrations of potential winners are located.
You can see who applied for each tier of grants, how much money they
want, and who their budget partners are. You can examine the
applications by type of applicant, which allows you to see which school
districts, nonprofits, and others are vying for this money...Colo. nonprofit helps build Afghan school for deaf
AP: A Colorado nonprofit is partnering with
an Afghan organization to build a school in Kabul for deaf children, who
often face a bleak future with no communication skills or education.