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AM News: "Out Of Field" Teaching Double At Poor Schools

News2Poor Schools Continue To Have High Rates Of Unqualified Teachers Huffington Post:  The report finds that across the nation, high-poverty secondary schools have a rate of approximately 21.9 percent of classes taught by "out-of-field" teachers, whereas low-poverty secondary schools only have 10.9 percent of classes taught by "out-of-field" teachers... NJ school district: No D-grades policy a success Boston Globe:  A New Jersey school district that eliminated the "D" grade for students says the change has been a success... Official: Media exec to be NYC schools chancellor USA Today:  The state's education commissioner will grant media executive Cathie Black a waiver to serve as chancellor of the nation's largest school system... Study: Punishing Parents Won't Solve Chronic Absenteeism AP:  A report commissioned by the state's Office of Children and Family Services says hauling parents into family court is not the best way to combat a rising tide of kids who chronically miss school... L.A. Unified project combines preschool and apartments LA Times:  It's not surprising that the Los Angeles Unified School District would build a preschool next to a new apartment building... Teacher Fights Suspension and $15,000 Fine For Allegedly Cursing In Class AP:  The teacher, Carlos Garcia, declined to be interviewed. But his attorney, Sergio Villaverde, said his client didn't use the word. He also claims the court interpreter mistranslated the term during Garcia's disciplinary hearings. [See "Weekend Reading" for other stories.]

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