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Detroit Negotiates New Deal With Teachers

Race to the Top Hopefuls: Clear the Week of March 15 Politics K12
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City Schools’ New Criteria for Diversity Raise Fears New York Times Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
The Chicago public schools’ response to a recent court desegregation ruling is raising fears that it will undermine the district’s progress on racial diversity.

Detroit Schools Push for Change Wall Street Journal
Under the deal, teachers, school counselors and other staff agreed to defer $10,000 each in pay over the next two years to help the district pay its bills.

Beverly Hills Schools to Cut Nonresidents NYT
Currently about one in seven of its roughly 4,800 students — or 775 — attend with out-of-district permits.

Bar set low for lifetime job in L.A. schools LA Times
Los Angeles Unified often hands out tenure with little or no review of novice instructors' ability or their students' performance.

Some schools drop driver’s ed to cut costs MSNBC
Budget cuts are forcing many schools to cut back on behind-the-wheel instruction or eliminating it altogether, leaving it to parents to either teach their kids to get them trained

New Orleans School Rebuilds NPR
Wilson Elementary Rises from the Floodwaters


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