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Grading Ed Schools, Preschool Push, & More

State will soon grade its education schools Orlando Sentinel
Florida already grades its public schools and rates its pre-kindergarten programs based on student test scores. Its teacher-preparation programs look to be next.

Learning to Teach to Bridge the Achievement Gap NYTNews-clipart
An underperforming school in San Jose sets high expectations, and students and parents respond with positive results.

Obama’s new push for preschool for at-risk children CSM
President Obama wants to offer states some $1 billion a year to help them improve preschool and early education programs for at-risk children.

Changes Urged in Rules for Federal Innovation Aid EdWeek
Philanthropies question a draft plan to require matching funds from applicants for the Education Department’s $650 million “i3” program.

City unveils plan for schools Boston Globe
School Superintendent Carol R. Johnson last night revealed the names of 14 Boston schools slated for massive overhauls, reinvention, or possible closing under a plan that would affect more than 6,000 students.

Maine teacher's aide brought handgun to school Boston Globe
A longtime teacher's aide at the Riverton Community School in Portland has been placed on administrative leave after bringing a handgun to school.

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