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AM News: Atlanta Superintendent Announces Resignation

News2Atlanta Schools Chief Stepping Down AP:  The superintendent of Atlanta's public schools, who was credited for improving student performance but faced calls for her ouster over a test cheating scandal, said Saturday that she will leave her job in June... NJ Lawmakers Approve Nation's Toughest Law To Fight School Bullying AP:  The bill would require anti-bullying programs in public schools and language in college codes of conduct to address bullying. Schools would have to form teams to shape policies and review how bullying is handled. [Gawker: "If Governor Chris Christie doesn't sign it, we'll beat the crap out of him."]  Number of Students Classified As Learning Disabled Continues to Drop EdWeek:  According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in fall 2007 approximately 2.573 million youth ages 3 to 21 were classified as having specific learning disabilities, out of 6.606 million children covered by the IDEA. A specific learning disability is defined as a psychological processing disorder that impairs learning but not a student's overall cognitive ability... Statistical Models May Help Districts Stretch Their Dollars EdWeek:  The systems show not only where students have the best academic performance but which districts spend the least to achieve those results... Day Of National Blogging For Real Education Reform HuffPo:  The education blogosphere lit up on Monday in response to the Day of National Blogging for Real Education Reform. See what HuffPost Education bloggers had to say and share your thoughts in the comments section below...

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