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Romney: Students Should 'Go to the School of Their Choice' EducationNation: In an exclusive interview with NBC's Brian Williams, Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney called his education plan revolutionary and said funds should follow the student. NBC's Rehema Ellis reports.
Obama and Romney: Where they stand on the issues The Associated Press: A look at where Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican presidential rival Mitt Romney stand on a selection of issues:
Shooting for state ed commission, teens launch Student Voice GothamSchools: A handful of New York State high school students have banded together to create Student Voice, an organization devoted to empowering students. Their first project is to get representation on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s education reform commission, where they say students are imperative to conversations about teacher evaluations and technology policy.
Marines aim to counter teachers' opposition to recruiting students EdWeek: While some areas of the state embrace the military, the Los Angeles Unified School District, second largest in the country, has been more reticent. It gives recruiters no more access to students or their information than is granted to any other potential employer.
Great Schools Compact asks Gates Foundation for $2.5 million to train teachers, principals Philadelphia Notebook: Seeking to create a “pipeline” of principals and teachers who are better equipped to deal with the real-world challenges found in Philadelphia’s toughest schools, city education leaders submitted this week a three-year, $2.5 million grant proposal to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
98 D.C. teachers fired for poor performance Wasington Post: D.C. school officials said Wednesday that 98 teachers were fired this week for poor performance, a large-scale dismissal that has become almost routine in the city but remains rare among school systems nationwide.
Math and science fields battle persistent gender gap USA Today: Some colleges that specialize in math- and science-related fields have taken steps to increase female enrollment and are seeing results.