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AM News: Supercommittee, RIP

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How education fares if debt supercommittee fails The Washington Post: Failure of the congressional supercommittee tasked with reducing the federal deficit by at least $1.2 trillion could lead to across-the-board budget cuts, which would have a serious impact on already-distressed public education funding.

Californians support making teachers' reviews public L.A. Times: California voters want teachers' performance evaluations made public, a new poll has found. And most also want student test scores factored into an instructor's review. PLUS:

Motivating Students With Cash-For-Grades Incentive NYT:  It is a problem every parent — and every teacher — has faced: how best to motivate students to work and study. In the United Arab Emirates, the government has decided to try an approach many exasperated parents have considered: cash payments for good grades.

Exclusive: Detroit Public Schools Deficit Has Shrunk By Two-Thirds HuffPost: Though recently reported to be short $327 million, Detroit Public Schools emergency manager Roy Roberts told HuffPost in an interview that the district's deficit now totals less than $100 million. He is expected to announce that news at a Monday press conference.

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Let’s Get Ready Offers Help for College Admissions NYT: A free program called Let’s Get Ready gives low-income teenagers help filling out college applications, writing essays, practicing interviews and preparing for the SAT.

What's To Love And Loathe About Chocolate Milk? USA Today: Across the country, schools are tossing flavored milk out of lunchrooms as part of an effort to address the childhood obesity epidemic. Meanwhile, endurance athletes are increasingly embracing chocolate milk as a recovery drink. And there's some science to back that trend.

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