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States Address Problems With Teacher Evaluations NYT: Officials in states like Tennessee who are testing new teacher evaluation systems required by the Obama administration are struggling with problems philosophical and logistical.

Santorum Slams Education System, Will Home-School Children At White House HuffPost: In an appearance at an Ohio Christian Alliance event Saturday, GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum called the viability of the public education system into question. NYT:  Santorum Defends Remarks on Obama and Public Schools

Scarred by Cheating Scandal, Atlanta Schools Are on the Mend NYT (Winerip): Less than a year after a state report found that 178 principals and teachers had cheated on test scores, a new school superintendent, Erroll B. Davis Jr., is restoring the system.
More public schools dish up 3 meals a day AP:  Too often it is after the fact that teachers discover their students are worrying less about math and reading and more about where the next meal comes from....


Area school leaders cautious on raising dropout age Boston.com: School chiefs wary of boost in dropout age President Obama’s call for all states to raise their dropout age to 18 is drawing a cautious response from area school leaders, who warn that forcing students to stay in school longer will not by itself solve the state’s dropout issues.

Chicago Program to Bridge Gap With Parents Draws Fire NYT: Despite Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s well-publicized commitment to involve parents in Chicago’s public schools, some of them are not happy with how he and his team are following through.

'Parent trigger' campaign divides families at troubled Adelanto elementary school LAT: Some angry parents want to remove their names from petitions seeking charter status before the school board votes.

Md. schools moving from zero-tolerance discipline policies Baltimore Sun: Dorchester case led state school board to push change


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