AM News: The Cuts Are Coming! The Cuts Are Coming!
Lawmakers Explore Impact of Automatic Cuts on Education PoliticsK-12: A set of sweeping, across-the-board trigger cuts set to go into effect in January would be "devastating" to education programs, particularly if Congress decides to spare only defense programs while allowing K-12 cuts to go through, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Democratic lawmakers said at a hearing today.
Obama Announces White House Initiative On Educational Excellence AP: President Barack Obama is creating a new office to bolster education of African-American students.The White House says the office will coordinate the work of communities and federal agencies to ensure that African-American youngsters are better prepared for high school, college and career.
Students Answer to Peers in L.A.'s Teen Courts EdWeek: In the teen courts that have operated for two decades in Los Angeles, trained high school students question their peers, determine guilt, and recommend sentences.
Child Poverty On The Rise: New Report Huffington Post: Drawing mostly on U.S. Census data, the report noted that the percentage of children living in poverty increased by nearly a third between 2000 and 2010, and that it rose 16 percent between 2005 and 2010. The rate of children whose parents lack secure employment rose by 22 percent in the period roughly coinciding with the first two years of the global recession, beginning in 2008, the report said.