AM News: What Next For Obama Jobs / Education Plan?
Education impact of jobs bill under debate EdWeek: Educators and analysts are taking a hard look at whether the $55 billion K-12 portion of President Barack Obama’s nearly $450 billion jobs plan will provide the jolt to schools still feeling the pinch of a sputtering economy that the administration hopes.
Shrinking Budgets Put School Support On The Block NPR: Across the country, a group of education administrators, known as regional superintendents, are seeing their budgets shrink.
Deion Sanders to open charter school Washington Post: Renowned athlete Deion Sanders has persuaded the Texas State board of Education to allow him to open a charter school — even though some members expressed concerns about just how academically rigorous the school would be.
Some districts rethink last-minute teacher hiring EdWeek: Late hiring of teachers is still a perennial headache for some school systems—even in tight budget times
For charter schools, managing mission is crucial EdWeek: Little has been done on bringing the disparate pieces of charter school management together into a coherent strategic framework.
Rahm Emanuel Angers Teachers Union Over Longer School Day NYT: Mayor Rahm Emanuel has encouraged teachers to buck their own union by offering bonuses to work longer hours.
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UMass gives scholarships to bullied boy's siblings AP: The University of Massachusetts says it is offering full scholarships to the siblings of a Springfield boy who hanged himself in 2009 after incessant bullying at school.
Nashville Schools Rock Music Education NPR: When many public schools are cutting back on arts education, schools in Nashville are expanding their music departments and offering classes in country, rock and rap.
Anti-Bullying Laws Get Tough With Schools NPR: New Jersey's Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights, considered by many as the toughest legislation against bullying in the nation, went into effect this month.