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AM News: StudentsFirst Misses Fundraising Goal, Triples Budget

image from scholasticadministrator.typepad.comMichelle Rhee's StudentsFirst Missed Its Fundraising Goal, Tax Documents Reveal Huffington Post:  In the fiscal year starting August 1, 2011 and ending July 31, 2012, StudentsFirst raised $28.5 million, more than tripling its $7.6 million fundraising the previous year. During that period, the group's political 501(c)(4) arm raised $15.6 million and spent $13.4 million. 

Michelle Rhee’s group tripled its budget Politico: That fundraising number — released more than year later because of lag time in Internal Revenue Service reporting requirements — smashes the $7.6 million haul the group raised during the first nine months of existence and positions Rhee and StudentsFirst as a major outside advocacy group on the issue of education. 

Arne Duncan on Philadelphia: 'Invest in Public Education, Not Abandon It' Politicks K12: It's not everyday that U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issues a statement in response to a district meltdown—but he just did in the case of Philadelphia.
Education Program's Data Collection On Kids Angers Critics NPR: With summer vacation now in full swing, so too is a debate over privacy and education policy. With most states now rolling out new, national Common Core standards for students K-12, conservative critics are raising concerns about privacy and whether these new standards will lead to increased collection of student data.

Oyler principal takes job in Adams County Enquirer via gothamschools: Hockenberry gained national recognition for his success with the preK-12 school that serves primarily low-income, urban-Appalachian students. American Public Media’s “Marketplace” documented the school for an entire year last year.

Board Elects Vladovic Next School Board President LA School Report: In a 5-2 vote, the 2013-2015 LAUSD School Board just elected Dr. Richard Vladovic (pictured, center) to be its next President at today’s Board meeting.
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