AM News: Louisiana Says "No, Thanks" To Early Race Money
Louisiana Says No to Race to Top State EdWatch: Kyle Plotkin, a spokesman for [Governor] Jindal, said that a number of state agencies, including the Department of Children and Families, studied the grant and determined that it was the "exact opposite approach our state should take to help our kids." ALSO: Oregon City School District Walks Away From $2.54M Grant HuffPost
Senate proposal to reauthorize NCLB meets opposition Florida Independent: A diverse group of organizations have rejected the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 2011, recently passed by the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee and that will now move to the full Senate.
NCLB Waivers: Part of Obama's Re-Election Strategy Politics K-12: Whether or not these waivers make good political sense for Obama doesn't likely matter a whole lot to the states and districts that have been clamoring for flexibility under NCLB.
Study raises questions about virtual schools Washington Post: Five for-profit companies account for most full-time virtual schools: K12, Educational Options, Apex Learning, Plato: A+LS and Connections Academy.
Screen Time Higher Than Ever for Children, Study Finds NYT: The report also documents for the first time an emerging “app gap” in which affluent children are likely to use mobile educational games while those in low-income families are the most likely to have televisions in their bedrooms.
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Why layoff notices from states are more common than layoffs Stateline: The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is in the process of issuing 26,000 layoff notices. But far fewer workers are likely to actually lose their jobs.
Schools Brace for More Budget Cuts TIME: In Pennsylvania, at the urging of Gov. Tom Corbett, the legislature slashed public-education spending by roughly $900 million, or more than 10 percent, to avoid a state budget deficit for the year that began July 1 without raising taxes.