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On Stage, Chicago Students Tackle Immigration, Poverty, Race NPR: Students at the Albany Park Theatre Project in Chicago research, write and perform plays about their own communities, tackling tough issues like immigration, poverty and race while learning about theater in an area where extracurricular activities are few and far between.
Private Schools Intensify Fund-Raising Efforts NYT: With private schools hitting the upper limits of what they can charge for tuition, consultants, parents and school heads say the race for donations has become notably more intense.
City Will Add Seats to Schools, But Still Fall Short of Demand NYT: New York City's Education Department says it plans to add a total of 34,000 new seats over a five year period. But the number lags behind an estimated 50,000 seats needed to meet demand.
Elementary Students in Large Classes Tripled, Report Shows NYT: The number of students in classes of 30 or more has tripled in the last three years as a result of teacher attrition and budget cuts to public schools, according to a report released by a city councilman.
What Do Teachers Think About Education Reform? HuffPost: Revamping the makeup of the teaching profession through tweaks such as altering tenure and teacher evaluations has become a policy debate du jour, one that has riled many a state house in recent years. As it turns out, teachers themselves support that overhaul, according to recent survey data.