AM News: Can USDE Monitor NCLB Waivers?
Ed. Dept. Gears Up to Oversee NCLB Waivers EdWeek: As the school year begins, states are preparing to provide their first evidence that they are implementing their plans as proposed—and are already asking federal officials if they can tweak their proposals.
Florida Schools In Session, But Teachers Absent NPR: There's typically a lot of teacher turnover during the summer break, and schools can't always get vacant teaching positions filled by the time school starts. [is this really a big problem nationwide?]
Jeb Bush Says Education Film Will Be 'Game-Changing' For Reform Movement HuffPostEdu: One of Bush's current causes is helping to promote a new movie that tells, in Hollywood fashion, the story of two single moms who take over a failing public school in the hopes of turning it around. Titled, "Won't Back Down." After the film was shown in Tampa last week, Bush sat on stage with Michelle Rhee, the former chancellor of D.C. public schools, a Democrat, and the two discussed education reforms.
Lunch Trays Got Too Lean in City’s Fight Against Fat NYTimes: Worried that children were losing the war on obesity, New York City began to slim down its school lunch offerings several years ago, replacing fries with baked potato strips and introducing nonfat chocolate milk, whole grain pasta and salad bars, among other tweaks.
U.S., Arizona Settle Over Students With Limited English Phoenix: The U.S. departments of Justice and Education have reached an agreement with the Arizona Department of Education over the state's rush to move students out of its English language learning program.