AM News: Districts Drop - Face Federal Funding Losses
Largest School Districts See Steady Drop in Enrollment NYT: Public schools have struggled with the poor economy, home foreclosures and changes in immigration, and with competition from charter schools.
Job Roles Shifting for Districts' Central Offices EdWeek: As "chief talent officer" for the Hartford, Conn., school district, Jennifer Allen finds herself in a different role from many central-office personnel who work in human resources.
Ed.Dept: Most Automatic Cuts Wouldn't Affect Coming School Year PoliticsK-12: Districts and state officials who have lost sleep worrying that key federal education progams might be cut smack in the middle of the coming school year can calm down, at least according to a letter the U.S. Department of Education sent out to chief state school officers late Friday.
California Judge Pushes Back for Charter School WSJ: A judge has ruled in favor of a group of California parents trying to take control of a low-performing public school, setting the stage for what could be the first such takeover under so-called parent-trigger legislation.
News Corp. Unveils New Unit Reuters: News Corp said on Monday the education unit will be called Amplify and will focus on kindergarten through high school, creating digital products and services for students, teachers and parents. Amplify is teaming up with AT&T Inc, using its 4G mobile tablet technology. They will begin to introduce new curriculum products through tests in U.S. schools during the 2012-2013 school year. ALSO: GothamSchools: After 18 months, Klein outlines plan for NewsCorp’s ed division