AM News: Teacher Buyout Might Save Newark Budget
Florida test scores bring more questions than answers CNN: The Florida Department of Education has released the results of its most recent statewide standardized test in reading and writing.
Newark Mulls Teacher Buyouts WSJ: Borrowing a page from New York City, Houston and other cities, Newark could soon use money from the foundation started by Facebook FB +0.61% founder Mark Zuckerberg to offer buyouts to teachers in a cost-saving move.
Obama sees 'emerging consensus' on economic fix BusinessWeek: It also called for "investments in education and in modern infrastructure," which would involve more government spending. That approach also meshes exactly with Obama's campaign-year strategy for accelerated economic growth.
Dharun Ravi Prepares To Learn His Fate AP via HuffPost: One couple lost their teenage son to suicide in the days after his college roommate used a webcam to see him kiss another man in September 2010; the other fears their son will be sent to prison this week for doing the spying.
L.A. Unified a rare haven for health teachers LAT: Brownell belongs to a declining breed: She's a certified health instructor leading a one-semester health class in a California public high school. LAUSD nearly killed health as a required course, to focus more on its new mandate that all students complete college-prep classes. Other school systems have stopped requiring health class simply to save money.
In Joplin, a senior year to remember after tornado AP via Boston.com: It was a label they sought both to embrace and avoid, a refrain overheard in whispers or uttered bluntly at soccer games, summer camps and national academic competitions: Here come the tornado kids from Joplin.