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House Republicans release No Child Left Behind draft legislation CNN: House Republicans released draft legislation on Friday that they claim will address some of the weaknesses in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. PLUS House GOP NCLB Proposal Would Scale Back Federal Role EdWeek.
Number Of Homeless Students Surges, Putting Strain On Schools Chicago Sun-Times: Jarvis, like thousands of other students in Chicago Public Schools, is homeless. He is just one of more than 10,660 students who were homeless at the beginning of the school year.
Updated teacher observations key to improvement, report says LA Times: A Gates Foundation study lauds a new system in which instructors are watched in the classroom up to six times annually by certified evaluators.
The Texas Tribune: Texas School Budget Cuts Also Hit Cultural Institutions Texas Tribune via NYT: Education cuts in Texas mean fewer field trips, and the places those students go feel the pinch, too.
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Application for Hebrew Charter School in New Jersey Raises Concern NYT (Winerip): Three applications for a Hebrew charter school have been rejected, but, despite community outrage, the school has been given a federal grant and could open in September.
Norcross parents upset by slavery in school math worksheet Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Parents and activists have blasted the school district’s response following reports that students at a Norcross elementary school received a math worksheet that used examples of slavery in word problems.
Teen who killed bully to go free under ‘Stand Your Ground’ law Washington Post: A judge has dropped a second-degree murder charge against a 15-year-old who fatally stabbed another teenager after he was attacked, citing a law in Florida that allows an individual to meet force with force if they fear for his/her life.