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AM News: School Rescue Efforts Meet Resistance -- & Success

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Education chief wants swifter action on reform bill KARE:  In a visit to the Twin Cities Tuesday Duncancalled on Congress to replace the No Child Left Behind law before the next school year... GOP questions federal rules on healthier eating AP:  They say the new rules are too costly...More states help immigrant students pay for higher education Stateline:  Connecticut and Illinois are the latest states to expand tuition assistance for children of undocumented immigrants... Making the grade in a troubled school district CBS Evening News:  Last fall none of the kindergarten kids were reading at grade level. Today, 75 percent are above or on target. Murray attributes this to a change in teaching attitudes... Detroit Looks To Charters To Remake Public SchoolsThe plan faces tremendous skepticism from a generation of parents and teachers frustrated from previous reform efforts...Despite successes, charter school takeovers draw protests CNN:   Some said their public schools haven't been given a chance to succeed. Some don't trust charter school operators... Student Alonzo Clark Allegedly Mistreated For Misspelling Word HuffED:  Alonzo Clark claims the substitute teacher slammed the classroom door, dragged him from behind a table, and took him to the principal's office by his collar...  Robin Hood Inspires Los Angeles Schools Chief On Poverty Battle Bloomberg (via GS): One of his first tasks was overseeing the creation of the Los Angeles Fund for Public Education...  Calif. budget will keep new $105M school closed AP:  A Southern California school district spent $105 million on a new state-of-the-art high school, but after three years of funding cuts doesn't have the money to operate it... 

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