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Fights, Fighting, Teachers, Teaching

In Arizona, Schools Fighting Back Against Recession PBS
In Arizona, public schools are buckling under the weight of a weak economy. John Merrow examines how two schools are handling the crisis.

L.A. schools chief orders weak new teachers ousted LA Times
Los Angeles schools Supt. Ramon C. Cortines ordered administrators Thursday to weed out ineffective new teachers before they become permanent, acknowledging that the nation's second-largest school system has largely failed to adequately evaluate teacher performance.

Racial Tensions Grow Violent At Philly High School NPR
Dozens of Asian and Asian-American Philadelphia high school students are back in the classroom following an eight-day boycott.

Auditioning Their Hearts Out, for High School NYT
For young New Yorkers who perform, trying out for one of the many competitive arts schools has become a consuming, nail-biting effort.

New Jobs Bill Offers $23 Billion for Education EdWeek
Money in the version passed by the House could be used to stem layoffs; a Senate version has yet to be unveiled.

Teacher on leave for choir's Hooters lunch MSNBC
An Arizona music teacher whose students performed at a presidential inauguration event is on administrative leave after taking 40 high school students to a Hooters restaurant.

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