AM News: All Eyes On Wisconsin (And Los Angeles)
Head Of Wisconsin Teachers Union Says Recall Will Be 'Exceedingly Close' HuffED: The leader of the 98,000-member strong union of Wisconsin teachers and educators said on Monday that the recall election of Gov. Scott Walker will be a squeaker but that Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett can pull out a win.
Is John Deasy LA Unified's 'last, best hope'? SCPR: The budget, after four years of continuing cuts, remains a heavy challenge for L.A. Unified, but it has also negatively impacted employees who received more than 11,700 preliminary pink slip notices in March, and have had to do a lot more with less: fewer colleagues, less funding, and less support.
Top Ed Official Tells NY to Keep Up Reforms NYT: Arne Duncan, U.S. secretary of education, urged New York grant makers to support reforms in curriculum, testing and teacher evaluations so that the state -- and the country -- can catch up to the rest of the world.
High School Draws Chinese Students, Tuition Dollars NPR: In Michigan, a public high school is getting in on the trend. Lake Shore High School will host 88 full-time students from Beijing during the 2012-2013 academic year.
College-Going 'Culture' Takes Root In Low-Enrollment Schools New Haven Independent: College Summit, a private outfit hired by the school district, convened the awards luncheon last Thursday for 68 seniors who have served as "peer leaders" for their classmates under the program. College Summit runs similar programs in 42 districts nationwide.
Critics say early SAT session for gifted kids is unfair USAT: Critics say allowing a group of gifted students to take the SAT early on Aug. 3 is unfair.
Sexual e-mails sink new Omaha schools chief USAT: The woman slated to be Omaha's new schools superintendent quit after revelations of sexually explicit e-mails she wrote as Des Moines schools chief.