Kansas School Funding Declared Unconstitutional By State Supreme Court HuffPost: The decision ordered the immediate reversal of recent education cuts, but told a lower court to reconsider the potential $1 billion question of whether Kansas provides enough education funding to adequately prepare students for the future.
For transient, high-needs students, Florida teachers see Common Core as an anchor Hechinger Report: Designers say Common Core’s structure should help low-income, or students who move frequently – like those at Monroe. Norris’ sixth grade students are studying fairy tales from around world. She broke them into four groups and asks them to write about how different cultures tell the same story.
U.S. teachers 6th highest paid in the world Hechinger Report: U.S. public school teachers are the sixth highest paid teachers in the world, according this UNESCO analysis that adjusts wages by domestic purchasing power so you can compare different currencies and countries more fairly.
How de Blasio’s Narrative Got Hijacked NYT: "De Blasio went into this thinking that he and Cuomo were friends,” a Democratic insider said, speaking on the condition of anonymity because of concern over retribution, “but Andrew Cuomo doesn’t really have friends.”
Weeks Later, Epic Spelling Bee Ends In Missouri NPR: Fifth-grader Sophia Hoffman and seventh-grader Kush Sharma became celebrities after they essentially broke the bee in February, as Maria Carter of member station KCUR reported Friday. At that competition, they lasted 66 rounds before organizers said they needed time to gather more words. See also TODAY
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