AM News: "Alt Cert" Debate Returns To Capitol Hill
House Subcommittee Examines Alternative Certification PoliticsK12: Last week, two different coalitions sent letters up to Capitol Hill expressing totally different sentiments on whether Congress should continue to allow teachers in alternative certification to be considered "highly qualified."
Adelanto school board to hold emergency meeting Wednesday Redlands Daily Facts: The group promotes the use of the "parent trigger" law that allows parents to take control of a school if they gather signatures from at least 50 percent of the parents. The judge agreed with 25 of the signatures the district sought to reject, but ...
Deal to Extend School Day in Chicago AP: Chicago’s public schools and the union representing teachers have reached an agreement that will give students a longer school day but will not force the teachers to work longer hours.
LAUSD must include student test scores in teacher evals by Dec.4 PassFail: L.A. Unified must comply with a judge's ruling to include student test scores in teacher evaluations by Dec. 4, a bevy of attorneys representing the district, its unions, and parents agreed in court today.
Philadelphia Charter Founder Charged With Fraud EdWeek: Dorothy June Brown was accused Tuesday by federal authorities of using her private management companies, Cynwyd and AcademicQuest, to defraud the Agora Cyber Charter School and the Planet Abacus Charter School.
Fairfax County faces two complaints about racial bias at TJ high school Washington Post: Five years ago, white students composed 52 percent of the rising freshmen admitted to TJ, while Asian students accounted for 38 percent. By this year, those numbers had flipped: Of the ninth-graders entering TJ next year, 26 percent are white and 64 percent are Asian.
Smaller U.S. budget for smallest citizens - report Reuters: Another 4 percent decline in overall spending on children is expected in 2012 as the temporary boost from stimulus funds falls by $30 billion. Without legislative action, the amount spent on children will remain unchanged over the next decade, but will shrink to 8 percent of the overall budget.