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200602122125 Bush Mints a Legacy Politico
However, the administration still has its sights on salvaging No Child for its legacy dossier — and has adopted some ingenious executive backdoor strategies for ensuring that key provisions get changed before Bush leaves office.

As graduation rates go down, school ratings go up Eureka Alert
A new study by researchers at Rice University and the University of Texas-Austin finds that Texas' public school accountability system, the model for the national No Child Left Behind Act, directly contributes to lower graduation rates.

Judgment day for L.A. teacher union officials LA Times
The band of left-wing, dissident back-benchers that took over the city teachers union three years ago faces a verdict this week on its revolution. United Teachers Los Angeles is holding elections, the results of which will affect not only teachers but also school-reform efforts and city politics.

Dallas-Fort Worth teachers flock to quicker, cheaper master's program Dallas Morning News
An unusual new graduate program is signing up Texas teachers who seek to earn a fast, inexpensive master's degree.

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