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News: Chicago Clout Story Goes National

Chicago Schools Chief, Now an Obama Aide, Had V.I.P. List for Top Choices NYT:  In July, Mr. Huberman announced an internal investigation of the city’s 52 application-based elementary and high schools. The president of the Chicago school board, Michael Scott, who had been subpoenaed in the federal investigation, committed suicide in November. Raleigh Changes Busing Policy AP:  The school board in Raleigh voted 5 to 4 Tuesday to roll back a policy that buses students to achieve diversity. 3 arrested as NC school board reverses busing plan AP:  6a00e54f8c25c988340120a77999a7970b-200wiThe school board in North Carolina's capital city narrowly agreed Tuesday to roll back a policy that buses students to achieve diversity, following a tense meeting at which three people were arrested, others were forcibly removed and heated arguments echoed passions from an era past. Are Teachers Unions To Blame For Failing Schools? NPR: Do unions really deserve more of the blame than shrinking budgets and other problems? A group of experts takes on that question in the latest Intelligence Squared U.S. debate. First All-Male Charter Sends Entire Class To College NPR:  Chicago's only all-male charter school, Urban Prep Charter Academy for Young Men - Englewood Campus, is graduating its first class this year. Every member of the class has been accepted to a four-year university.  Former Bullies Share What Motivated Behavior NPR:  In Georgia, a young man killed himself because he could no longer endure his bullies. And in Mass., bullies left a 13-year-old paralyzed. These cases and others like them have focused attention on bully behavior: Why do they do it, and do they change?

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