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Charter expansions may cost Philadelphia schools $139 million The Inquirer: The charter school expansions approved by the School Reform Commission so far this year could cost the nearly insolvent Philadelphia School District $139 million over five years - a full $100 million more than officials said at a public meeting Friday.
Arne Duncan to Address National Governors' Association EducationNews: Duncan plans to single out states that have managed to control tuition inflation at their public university systems while at the same time maintain or even grow their college completion rates.
More DC Special Ed Students Attending Public Schools WashingtonPost: The number of D.C. special-education students who are sent to private institutions at taxpayer expense because they can’t be adequately served in public schools has fallen about 20 percent since early 2011, officials say.
Detroit Teachers Mull Strike Over Imposed Contract NPR: The existing contract for Detroit teachers was ripped up and chucked into the trash by the school district's emergency financial manager. The teachers' union is angry and making noise about a possible strike.
Union president says fact finder recommends Chicago teachers’ pay be bumped nearly 15 percent AP: Lewis declined to release the report. But she said a key finding supports what teachers have been complaining about throughout an acrimonious negotiating process that led them last month to overwhelmingly authorize a strike.
Universities Reshaping Education on the Web NYT: Major universities are joining Stanford, Princeton and others to expand Coursera, a venture that offers free massive open online courses, or MOCCs.
Calif. Districts Wary in Advance of Tax Vote EdWeek: Faced with uncertainty about the fate of a tax-hike initiative on California's ballot this November—and the prospect of deep K-12 funding cuts if it fails—the vast majority of school districts are shying away from budget commitments that could fall apart.