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U.S. School Districts Can Enter ‘Race to Top’ Competition NYT: School districts will be able to compete for federal grants this year in the national “Race to the Top” competition, the Department of Education announced Tuesday. ALSO Rules on Way for District Race to Top Contest Politics K12, Race To The Top Adds School Districts To U.S. Education Competition HuffPost, Obama Offers School Districts $400 Million to Tailor Classrooms Bloomberg
National conference in Ohio focuses on teachers AP via Boston.com: Educators including the U.S. secretary of education, teacher union leaders and school administrators will focus this week on ways to transform the teaching profession with such targets as better recruiting, preparation and career development, and evaluations based on effectiveness.
Scholarship Funds, Meant for Needy, Benefit Private Schools NYT: A growing number of states are passing laws that allow taxpayer-supported scholarship funds, but they have been twisted to benefit private schools at the expense of the neediest children.
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Survey: Pa. schools in dire financial straits Philadelphia Inquirer: A survey to be made public Tuesday shows many districts headed toward insolvency. Pensions were blamed.