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AM News: How Obama Lost On School Lunch

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Obama administration loses effort to make school lunches healthier WPost:  House lawmakers involved in negotiating the spending bill had wanted to scrap the entire USDA school lunch proposal, citing its $6.8 billion price tag and the financial burdens it would place on school districts, people familiar with the negotiations said. 

Calif. Occupy protests focus on cuts to education AP (Boston Globe): Police arrested 95 Occupy protesters and students Wednesday who stormed into a downtown San Francisco bank and shouted slogans as they tried to set up camp in the lobby.

Couple bug Ohio student to hear teacher bullying AP: A couple raising a 14-year-old developmentally disabled student say they hid a recording device on the girl to prove a teacher and school aide were bullying her, and the audio and subsequent investigations have led to a lawsuit, the aide's resignation and disciplinary action for the teacher.

Race to Top Consolation Prize: $200M for STEM Politics K-12: The U.S. Department of Education has now spelled out what the nine runner-up finalists from last year's Race to the Top competition must do to get a piece of the $200 million consolation prize.

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Court orders District to expand preschool special education The Washington Post: A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the District has failed to provide special education services to hundreds of eligible preschool-age children and ordered that the city redouble its efforts to find, assess and treat those with special needs.

Chris Christie Seeks Added Power On School Aid WSJ:  It's a marked difference in tone and cooperation from previous attempts at educational change between the union and Gov. Chris Christie. via @gothamschools

Motoring Into the Motor City Huffington Post
Joy Resmovits takes a look at Teach For America in Detroit, and how it fits into the city's fractured school system.

Research Takes Center Stage At Congressional Hearing Politics K-12: So you've heard a lot about the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. But there's this whole other law that gets much less attention: The Education Sciences Reform Act, which created the Institute for Education Sciences back in 2002.

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