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AM News: Storm Forces Some Delayed Openings

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Irene delays school openings across East AP: Power failures, flooding, road closures and other problems left by Irene have led some superintendents in New England and elsewhere in the East to delay the start of school.

Obama talks money for education jobs, school facilities Politics K-12: Obama talked about education in an interview on the Tom Joyner Morning Show, a nationally syndicated radio program.

Bullying law puts NJ schools on spot NYT: The law, known as the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights, is considered the toughest legislation against bullying in the nation.

Kansas City loses leader who began turnaround efforts NYT: After two years and a handful of drastic reforms, KC superintendent John Covington abruptly resigned last week.

MORE NEWS ITEMS BELOW

Former GM Exec hopes to kick-start Detroit schools NPR: He's genial, dapper and a former General Motors executive who came out of retirement to help fix the schools. He likes to say he could have made a lot more money sitting on corporate boards.

LA Unified gives insiders first chance at new charter campues LA Times: The Los Angeles Board of Education made a major change in its controversial, 2-year-old policy allowing charter groups and other outsiders to take over new campuses. A

Chicago announces plans to implement Common Core Chicago Tribune: After weeks of public feuding over teacher salaries and longer school days, Chicago Public Schools chief Jean-Claude Brizard and the teachers union came together Tuesday to embrace a more rigorous curriculum for CPS students beginning the 2012-13 school year.

Lessons from a one-room schoolhouse WSJ: one-room schools often possess intangible assets that are rare in many bigger schools. Students often build close relationships with teachers, pupils in mixed-age groups help each other learn, and parents and neighbors tend to get so deeply involved that the school becomes the center of community life.

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Sad, but such is life. Weird how that stuff goes sometimes...err...at least the storms were nice to watch?

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