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AM News: Schools Prefer Doing The Grading Over Being Graded

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Schools Get Taste of Own Medicine WSJ: In the past two years, at least 10 states, from Arizona to North Carolina, began handing out letter grades to schools and, in some cases, districts.

Nearly $40 Million in Race to Top Funds for Maryland in Jeopardy EdWeek: The sternly worded letter is the equivalent of sending an honor roll student to the principal's office, as federal officials have placed several major conditions on $37.9 million of the state's $250 million Race to the Top grant.

WPost: Maryland ranks No. 1 in education for fifth year in a row; Virginia ranks fourth.

Board OKs charter takeover of California public school after ‘parent trigger’ Hechinger Report: On a 4-0 vote Tuesday night, the Adelanto School District board approved the charter school operator selected by the Desert Trails Kids First parent union, LaVerne Elementary Preparatory Academy. It took the parent union nearly two years and a bitter legal battle to get there.

California Teacher’s Fund to Divest of Gun Stock NYT: California teachers said they did not want their retirement nest eggs placed with companies like the one that made the semiautomatic rifle used in Newtown, Conn.

Arizona sheriff launches patrols outside schools AP: The sheriff for metropolitan Phoenix has launched a plan to have as many as 500 armed volunteers patrol areas just outside schools in an effort to guard against shootings like month's attack at a Connecticut elementary school.


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