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AM News: Audit Says Feds Failed to Monitor Charter Funds

Audit: U.S. Oversight of Charter School Funds Lax AP: An audit of the U.S. Department of Education's division overseeing hundreds of millions of dollars in charter school funding has criticized the office for failing to properly monitor how states spend the money.

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L.A. schools chief urges union cooperation on federal funds LATimes: Faced with a looming deadline, Los Angeles schools chief John Deasy on Wednesday urged the teachers union to lay aside its concerns and back federal Race to the Top  grant application that could bring $40 million to the cash-strapped district.

Apple Unveils Smaller, Cheaper iPad, Touts School Use EdWeek: When word leaked this week that the company would be unveiling a smaller, cheaper version of its iPad—in typical Apple fashion, at an invite-only presentation in a San Jose auditorium, live-streaming online around the world— the education world took notice.

Survey: Today’s teaching force is less experienced, more open to change HechingerReport: More inexperienced teachers are in today’s classrooms than ever before and they are more open than their veteran colleagues to performance-driven options for how they’re evaluated and paid, according to the results of a new survey conducted by the Boston-based nonprofit Teach Plus.

Education In The Election: Why It Matters AP: The federal government contributed just a small fraction of the more than $1.15 trillion spent nationally on education during the last school year, but it still yields great influence over such issues as accessibility, accountability and teacher quality.

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