AM News: Romney, Bush, & Spellings Make Convention News
Romney Disagrees With Himself Huffington Post: One of the more awkward moments of Mitt Romney's speech Thursday night at the Republican National Convention came during the newly minted presidential candidate's question-and-answer session with the audience.
Bush appeals for new dedication to equal education, wants Obama to stop ... MiamiHerald: Bush appeals for new dedication to equal education, wants Obama to stop blaming his brother. TAMPA _ Former Florida governor Jeb Bush used his prime time spotlight at the Republican National Convention Thursday to pass a symbolic torch to his party's ...
Spellings Slams Waivers, Race to the Top PK12: Spellings and I chatted after a panel on education policy sponsored by Bloomberg and AT&T. Those appearing with Spellings included: Jeb Bush, who is clearly the K-12 Mascot of the Republican National Convention in Tampa; Condoleezza Rice, former U.S. Secretary of State and the new voice of the school choice movement; and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia, who also trashed the waivers, calling them a "substitution of Obama standards" for NCLB.
Stand for Children makes its endorsements EdNewsCO: The education advocacy group Stand for Children has endorsed a split ticket of six Democrats and five Republicans in 2012 races for seats in the Colorado legislature.
Norwalk, Ct., Schools Avert Budget Crisis NPR: Like many cities, Norwalk has been repeatedly forced to cut its school budget. But this year, a $10 million shortfall forced a demand for even steeper cuts and big concessions from the teachers union. As the new school year begins, wounds are still deep after the frustrating budget battle.
Parents: School asked to change deaf son’s name sign Today: Hunter Spanjer’s parents say officials at his Nebraska school asked them to change the sign for Hunter’s name, saying it looked too “gun-like,” but the school is denying they ever made the request. NBC’s Ron Allen reports and the Spanjer family talks about what the principal told them.