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Deadlocked Negotiators Fail to Reach Consensus on Teacher-Prep Rules Teacher Beat: Following a three-hour telephone call with negotiators during which consensus seemed frustratingly out of reach on new teacher preparation accountability rules, the U.S. Education Department declined to extend the rulemaking process any further, meaning it will craft the rules on its own.

Arizona Proposal To Teach Bible In Public Schools Charges Ahead HuffPost: An Arizona bill that creates a high school course for public and charter school students that teaches the Bible and its role in Western culture is headed to the Republican Gov. Jan Brewer's desk for approval.

School District Considers Shutting Down Every Other Monday HuffPost: Snow days are so passe. Now it's all about budget cut days.

For Teenagers, 'Bully' Is Tough to Watch, but Important to Discuss NYT: The documentary "Bully" goes into wider theatrical release on Friday with a newly negotiated PG-13 rating. Some city teens and parents went to view it this week during school vacation, and say the documentary really touches a nerve.

Founder of Brooklyn Charter Schools Is Indicted on Fraud Charges NYT:  Investigators say that Eddie Calderon-Melendez, the founder of a Brooklyn network of charter schools, falsified tax returns and charged a European vacation to a school account.

Video: Cardboard arcade changes kid’s life NBC News: Monroy’s creation inspired a filmmaker to share his story, inspiring people to donate to Caine’s college fund. So far, he’s received $100,000. NBC’s Miguel Almaguer reports. 




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