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AM News: Districts Begin Implementing Race To The Top

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In Race to the Top District Competition, Implementation Begins EdWeek: A department program officer will work with each district to come up these scopes of work, which were also required of the dozen winning states in the original Race to the Top. The scopes of work are critically important, as they are how the department will hold districts accountable for grant implementation. 

Jury awards $6.9 million to boy molested by L.A. Unified teacher LAT: Now 14, the boy was a fifth-grader at Queen Anne Place Elementary School when then-teacher Forrest Stobbe molested him for several months.

Document shows Emanuel administration had detailed school closing plans Tribune: While schools are not listed by name, one section of the document contains a breakdown for closing or consolidating 95 schools, most on the West and South sides, as well as targeting other schools to be phased out gradually or to share their facilities with privately run charter schools.

‘A blessing in disguise,’ as two schools forge unlikely friendship Hechinger: The Ironbound neighborhood where Wilson is located could hardly be considered affluent by suburban standards, but that was the perception among students at Quitman. And while Quitman is a safe place despite its community’s challenges, Wilson families thought the school and its occupants dangerous.


 

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