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News: Privately-Funded Administrators In LA

Key L.A. Unified staff positions are funded privately LA Times
Private money is paying for key senior staff positions in the Los Angeles Unified School District -- providing needed expertise at a bargain rate, but also raising questions about transparency and the direction of reforms in the nation's second-largest school system.

SpamrealgoodAt Many Colleges, Early Applications Rise NYT
This was the year when the frenzy to gain early admission to the nation’s most selective colleges seemed likely to subside, but there appears to have been no letup.

In New York, a model for how to improve a school cafeteria USA Today
The cafeteria of Eastchester Middle School had run afoul of the public health code for several years. Between 2006 and 2008, county inspectors ...

Writing program rewrites teachers' approach to the craft Washington Post
In the 1960s, when he started teaching at the school, most of the writing teachers he encountered considered themselves topic-assigners and graders -- not writers.

Parents battle school over son’s locks MSNBC
School district officials say a youngster's long hair violates the dress code in his suburban Dallas school district.

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