AM News: Nevada Wins NCLB Waiver
Advocates Raise Concerns on Looming 'Sequester' Cuts EdWeek: Education advocates and the Obama administration are anxiously eyeing a series of across-the-board cuts set to hit a broad swath of federal domestic and military spending programs early next year, unless a sharply divided Congress can agree on a long-term plan to put the nation’s fiscal house in order.
Nevada Hits NCLB Waiver Jackpot PoliticsK12: Three other states are still waiting for word on their applications: California (which doesn't like the federal rules for waivers and is attempting a Do It Yourself model), Idaho (which is sitting pretty since gaining approval to freeze its annual measurable objectives), and Illinois. Iowa's initial request has been turned down.
Can Technology Replace Teachers? EdWeek: Of all the recent budget cuts made by the Eagle County, Colo., school district none sparked as much anger or faced the same scrutiny as the decision to cut three foreign-language teaching positions and replace them with online instruction.
To Prevent A Tragedy, How Much Can A School Do? NPR: The University of Colorado is now reviewing whether there was more they could have done to prevent the shooting. Officials are not commenting on reports that concerns about the suspect were brought to the university's threat assessment team.
La. charter school changing pregnancy policy AP: A Louisiana charter school that kicked pregnant students out of class and required them to be home-schooled is changing its policy.