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Kidnapped Supe, Turbaned Teachers, & More

NY dad pleads guilty to kidnapping superintendent AP
A former New York City police officer has admitted he held a suburban school superintendent at gunpoint in June....

Obama Turns to Sesame Street & Corporations to Invigorate Science Ed Change.org
Obama wanted $115 million, which was cut to $7 million by the House, and to zero by the Senate.

Oregon teachers may get OK to wear religious clothing in class Oregon Live
Oregon's prohibition on allowing teachers to exercise their faith by covering their heads or wearing other religious garb dates to a shameful anti-Catholic, anti-immigrant period in state history and is overdue to be changed, House Speaker Dave Hunt, D-Gladstone, said Monday.

Historic Bangs Avenue School will be retitled to honor President Obama1111111111111111111 Asbury Park Press
The next step is to send an already-drafted letter to Monmouth County Schools Superintendent Carol K. Morris, who then will notify the state Department of Education. A ceremony is expected to be announced at a later date.

LAUSD Superintendent orders hiring freeze and other cuts Daily News
Cortines said the district is facing an estimated $50 million to $60 million deficit this year and a possible $480 million deficit for the 2010-11 school year.

Mass. Senate hopeful Khazei touts City Year legacy AP
During the first half of 2003, Alan Khazei watched as his life's work skittered toward the edge of a fiscal cliff. [you read about him in Dana Goldstein's innovations article, remember?]

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