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Struggling Michigan City Privatizes Public Schools NPR: The emergency manager in Muskegon Heights, Mich., announced on Monday that he's turning over the entire school district to a for-profit charter operator.
Boston Consulting Group Has Been Driving Force On Labor Talks, School Closings And Charters In Philadelphia TheNotebook: BCG has identified up to 60 Philadelphia school buildings as potential candidates for closure and helped line up private vendors willing to replace the School District’s unionized blue-collar workforce at a $50 million discount.
Turnaround Schools Struggle With Staffing, Time, and Climate PoliticsK-12: The Center on Education Policy at George Washington University, which has already done some must-read studies of SIG, took a deeper look at the these three tricky issues in a trio of reports out today.
Alarms Sounded As Federal Ed. Cuts Loom PoliticsK-12: A pair of new reports out today raise dire warnings about the impact on school districts and federal education programs from the sweeping, across-the-board spending cuts set to hit all federal agencies in early January if Congress doesn't act to head them off.
Even as Obesity Concerns Rise, Physical Education Is Sidelined NYT: Many American students are being offered little or no physical education as schools blame budget cuts.
Obama Policy on Immigrants Is Challenged by Chicago NYT: "If you have no criminal record, being part of a community is not a problem for you,” Mr. Emanuel said, speaking at a high school library in Little Village, a Latino neighborhood.