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NEWS: Big Stories Of The Day

City takeover of Seattle schools: Would it help? Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Should the City of Seattle take over the school system? Results in other cities have been mixed.

Data: U.S. teachers contracted to work longer than G-8 counterparts CNN.com
Teachers in the United States are contracted to work more hours than their counterparts in other Group of Eight countries, according to a report released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Education.

SchoolforthegiftedStudents Sue Prosecutor in Cellphone Photos Case NYT
Almost unheard of a year or two ago, cases related to “sexting,” nude or seminude photos sent over wireless phones, are popping up all over the country.

Budget problems dominate superintendent's first year San Diego Union-Tribune
Terry Grier has overseen nearly a quarter-billion dollars in budget cuts since he took the helm of the San Diego school district a year ago today.

Teaching Economics and Pizza Equations NYT
To help cope with budget cuts, a pizzeria owner donated paper to an Idaho teacher’s classes — with advertisements for his restaurant across the bottom of every sheet.

Arne Duncan and Country Singer Taylor Swift Make Same 'Tops' List EdWeek
He rang in at No. 98, edging out country pop star Taylor Swift, who was No. 100. Who beat Duncan? Cleveland Cavaliers' star LeBron James at No. 52.

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