AM News: Rejections For KIPP And "Pink Slime"
Few States Choose US Department of Agriculture option for 'Pink Slime' Meat Filler EdWeek Politics K-12: "Overwhelmingly, states are choosing to buy slightly pricier beef that doesn't contain the product, formally known as 'lean, finely textured beef.'"
KIPP Appeals Rejected Proposal in Nashville Education News: The prominent charter company, KIPP, is among the 2 out of 10 schools rejected by the Metro Nashville Public School Board.
Louisiana Vouchers Mean More Public Money to Private Schools Education News: "The massive, innovative program will allow a large proportion of the state’s families to use their education funding for private schools of their choice."
College Board Drops Plans for Summer SAT NYT: The College Board initially said the August test was a pilot for summer testing. But on Tuesday, it said that because the SAT was “created to democratize access to education,” any summer pilot would have to be “better aligned with our mission.”
Pranks Test High Schools' Patience WSJ: Administrators have suspended or even filed criminal charges against students for pranks that have ranged from the classic food fight to creative uses of animals to cause an uproar.
Video: 'Angry Birds' turns into a classroom lesson NBC News: A Utah professor is using the popular video game "Angry Birds" to teach students a lesson in physics.
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Grad Who Beat The Odds Asks, Why Not The Others? NPR: Growing up in the South Bronx, Juan Carlos Reyes' dream was to be a doorman in Manhattan. A college degree has helped him achieve much more, but Reyes is convinced his success is an aberration — and that few of his peers will ever achieve the American dream.
Chicago teachers set to vote on allowing a strike Catalyst Chicago: "As the Chicago Teachers Union prepares to poll teachers on whether to authorize a potential strike, parent groups and officials around the city are coalescing on different sides of the issue."
LAUSD employee to seek further damages in Cortines settlement Los Angeles Times: Attorneys for Scot Graham, who accused former Supt. Ramon Cortines of sexual harassment, say the district's handling of the settlement invaded his privacy.
Judge delays ruling on suit targeting LAUSD teacher evaluations LA Times: "A landmark parent lawsuit aimed at forcing the Los Angeles Unified School District to use student test scores in teacher evaluations received its first court hearing Tuesday in a case that could transform the way California instructors are reviewed."