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NEWS: Big Stories Of The Day

Saving teacher jobs tough AP
Education Secretary Arne Duncan threatens to "come down like a ton of bricks" on anyone who defies the administration's plans to bring relief to states like California where 26500 teachers have gotten pink slips.

Schools ponder how best to use stimulus funds AJC
Guidelines on how districts can use some of the money will be released on Tuesday, US Education
Secretary Arne Duncan said.


Providence mayor seeks clarification on use of education funds Prov. Journal
Mayor David N. Cicilline sought, but did not receive, clarification from Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Monday on whether his department will allow Rhode Island to use federal stimulus dollars intended for ...

Miss. schools get new rating system Sun Herald
Mississippi's public schools will soon have a new accountability rating system and officials say the top status will be harder to achieve.

Lower property values hurt schools USA Today
Way back when times were good -- last April -- builders showed up one day at Forest Grove Middle School and gutted a little-used classroom off the gym.

Ariz. boy arrested after explosion at school yard AP
A 15-year-old boy was arrested after a device made of drain cleaner exploded in an Arizona school yard Monday, injuring him and eight other students....


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