AM News: Vouchers Might Come Back In PA
Pa. senate approves plan for taxpayer-funded school-tuition vouchers Philadelphia Inquirer: The push for school choice cleared its first major legislative hurdle when the state Senate voted Wednesday to provide taxpayer-funded tuition vouchers for impoverished students in
In Denver, Obama Seeks Student Support AP: President Obama promoted new rules to expedite and ease repayment for graduates with federal student loans.
Private donors funding new statewide district for struggling schools Detroit Free Press: Start-up money for the Education Achievement Authority (EAA) will be held by the new Michigan Education Excellence Foundation.
Franken mixes math, mirth and education-bill backing MinnPost: Franken depicted the bill as a bipartisan victory and a "real improvement on NCLB."
Ga. schools see drop in students for Bible classes AP: In 2006, Georgia became the first state to allow Bible education classes in public schools, after much debate over the sticky issue of separation of church and state. Now the classes are dwindling for a far more tangible reason: money.
4,177 Students and One Principal: A Day in the Life at Francis Lewis High School NYT: Principals these days are expected to be a little bit of many different things: manager, educator, financial whiz, social worker, enforcer, data analyst, cheerleader and contortionist (figuratively, at least).