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Big Friday Stories Of The Day

House Panel Would Kill ‘Reading First’ Funding EdWeek
Citing a federal study of the program, lawmakers would zero out funding for the beleaguered program in the fiscal 2009 budget.

Denver School Tries Reinvention as Reform NPR
Poor achievement and low attendance at Manual High School in Denver led the district to close its doors and open a year later. Closing Denver's oldest high school was not without controversy or protest. But administrators said starting fresh was the only fix.

Board members surprised by attempt to oust Crew Miami Herald
Miami-Dade School Board member Renier Diaz de la Portilla took the first steps toward ousting Superintendent Rudy Crew on Thursday, calling upon the board attorney to clarify the requirements for terminating Crew's contract.

D.C. Teachers Struggle to Adapt to School Reforms PBS
Washington, D.C.'s schools struggle to bring students up to proficiency standards while losing thousands of them to charter schools.

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