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NEWS: Big Stories Of The Day

As NOLA Charter Schools Thrive, Tensions Grow NPR
Teachers at traditional public schools complain that their performance is hampered because charters push problem students back to them.

Vo-Techs Are a New Elite, Local Districts Complain NYT
New Jersey vocational schools have an updated sense of purpose, luring the best students from public schools and angering some local superintendents.

Newspapers_01At a Harlem Charter, School on a Snow Day NYT
When 1.1 million other students across the city had the day off, some third graders at the Harlem Success Academy 1 got extra time to prepare for state tests.

Backers of KIPP Academy press case Fresno Bee
KIPP Academy, housed in a recycled building in a shabby neighborhood of central-west Fresno, has attracted intensely loyal students, parents and staff -- who are now mounting a fight to keep the school open. 

Glendale schools ban teachers' personal coffeepots and fridges LA Times
District officials say removing appliances such as microwaves and coffee makers will save $60,000 a year.


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