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News: LA Transformation, Tainted Lunches, Disabled Progress

Villaraigosa, teacher groups vie for 4 schools LA Times
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and groups of teachers backed by the Los Angeles teachers union will compete for control of four campuses, including Jefferson High School, as part of a groundbreaking reform initiative.

Schools in the dark about tainted lunches USA Today News-clipart
Before the illnesses in Racine, flour tortillas from Chicago's Del Rey Tortilleria caused similar outbreaks at more than a dozen schools in two other states — in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006. Despite the concerns, the FDA never shared the panel's warning with school officials anywhere.

Report Finds Progress for Students With Disabilities EdWeek
A new study shows gains for 4th graders on state tests used for accountability purposes under the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

'No Child' law sees more students transferring to better performing schools Herald
More than 620 students across Snohomish County have transferred to schools with higher test scores this fall because their neighborhood schools didn’t measure up to federal academic goals. A year ago, there were fewer than 400 such transfers.


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