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image from scholasticadministrator.typepad.comDOJ Says School Voucher Lawsuit Resolution In Sight, Jindal Still Displeased Huffington Post: According to the amendment filed at midnight on Tuesday, the Department of Justice is pleased with a Sept. 18 court order that created a schedule for Louisiana to come into compliance with the desegregation orders and provide the information the feds want.

Jindal has concerns about 'Common Core' The Advocate: Wading into a national debate, Gov. Bobby Jindal said Monday that he is concerned Louisiana public school classrooms would be saddled with a “federalized curriculum” sparked by a series of tougher standards called Common Core. via Politico.

Charges dropped against Maryland parent who spoke against Common Core standards Baltimore Sun: The Howard County father whose arrest became a viral web video and a cause celebre of conservative talk radio won't be prosecuted for disrupting a meeting on state education standards.

State school board won't back off MSAs Baltimore Sun: Maryland's state Board of Education said Tuesday that state testing will go forward as planned, despite calls from school district superintendents and the teachers union for a one-year moratorium.

Oklahoma teen found guilty in school shooting plot AP: A teenager who authorities say tried to recruit classmates for a mass shooting and bomb attack at his northeastern Oklahoma high school has been convicted in a plot to kill students, teachers and police officers....

LAUSD completes harassment probe of Richard Vladovic LA Daily News: Los Angeles Unified has completed a three-month investigation into allegations that school board President Richard Vladovic bullied and harassed district employees, but the results of the inquiry will not be released, the Daily News has learned.

Op-Docs: ‘An Education in Equality’ NYT: Filmed over 13 years, a coming-of-age story of an African-American boy who attends an elite Manhattan prep school.

Should Parents Nix After-School Sports? NPR: High school athletes devote a lot of hours to practice and games. Parents and coaches say playing sports builds character and teamwork. But do sports take too much time away from the classroom? In a recent article for The Atlantic, writer Amanda Ripley makes the case against after-school sports. She joins host Michel Martin, along with parents Dani Tucker and Glenn Ivey.

Pushing for Education Reform NBC: With world leaders gathered at the U.N. this week, advocates for educators are pushing for real change.


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It was unnecessary to have the guy escorted out by security, but I completely understand why staff wanted people to submit their questions in. The officer did what he had to do. The guy was disruptive and was removed. Whether charges were pursued is up to the DA. Most protesters who break minor laws don't face charges, just a bit of time in lock-up to cool off. I guess in his mind it was something the he needed to do for his children. I cant judge him for that it is understandable. I just don't think i would have handled it the way he did.

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