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News: Districts Wary Of RTTT Rush

Local school districts wary of 'Race to the Top' initiative Contra Costa Times
School districts that want to be part of the federal grant program must join the state's application, but the details of how to do so have been slow in coming and have made some local educators hesitant about participating.

Since hearing, states take little action on restraint in schools USA Today1111111111111111111
A handful of states have moved to restrict or regulate school staff who restrain or seclude children, but many more have done little or noth ...PLUS:  Q&A with Rep. Miller

Certification Is Just One Step In Being Able To Teach NPR
At Northwest Halifax High School in a rural corner of the state, all the teachers are qualified, but the student test scores are still abysmal.

Years Of Schooling Leaves Some Students Illiterate NPR
Her new book, Why cant U teach me 2 read, follows three young New Yorkers who legally challenged the New York City public schools for failing to teach them how to read — and won.

Police: Girl, 12, raped in school stairwell MSNBC
A 14-year-old boy is facing charges, and two school officials are on administrative leave, after authorities say a 12-year-girl was raped in a stairwell at a California school.

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