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Big [Friday!] Stories Of The Day

In Budget Debate, Democrats Poised to Try to Wait Out President Bush EdWeek
The outcome of this year’s budget showdown could hinge on the November election, not on a compromise between the White House and Capitol Hill.

94d8d6230e5d3a6b074019c26f7b4cc8dadIn Battle to Revamp D.C. Schools, Education Leader Faces Resistance PBS
John Merrow reports on the controversial practices that D.C. schools chief Michelle Rhee is using to shake up the city's school system, including closing 23 schools by 2010 in a bid to tackle a $100 million budget deficit -- a move that has raised a storm of protest.

States push for cyberbully controls USA Today
The problem of cyberbullying gained national attention last November when the story surfaced of a 13-year-old Missouri girl who killed herself following an Internet hoax.

Full-Day-Kindergarten Fees Draw Backlash, Legal Concerns EdWeek
States are looking for ways to provide money for a program that historically has been treated differently from the 1st through 12th grades.

In Bronx School, Culture Shock, Then Revival NYT
At a time when the Bloomberg administration has put principals at the center of its efforts to overhaul schools, making the search for great school leaders more pressing than ever, the tale of Mr. Waronker shows that sometimes, the most unlikely of candidates can produce surprising results.


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