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News: Selling The Obama Education Plan

Administration Seeks Converts to Education Plan Sam Dillon NYT:  Facing intense resistance from teachers’ unions, the Obama administration has begun trying to persuade union leaders, teachers and the public that its proposals for overhauling federal education policies are good for teachers and for public schools.6a00e54f8c25c988340120a7f7436e970b-200wi

Spellings: 'No Child Left Behind' Is A 'Toxic Brand' NPR: Spellings has said the 2002 law has become "a toxic brand." She tells Linda Wertheimer it is ripe for retooling.

Senate votes against reopening D.C. voucher program Michael Birnbaum Washington Post: The D.C. voucher program's future appeared limited Tuesday after the Senate voted down a measure that would have reopened the initiative to new students.

VT Ed. Dept. says it erred in failing 2 schools Lisa Rathke AP: When the school's name turned up on a list of underperforming Vermont schools last week, school officials there were devastated. But it was the Department of Education's mistake.

Pa. school bus driver charged in 2nd fatal crash Patrick Walters Washington Post:  Prosecutors say surveillance video shows a sleep-deprived school bus driver running stop signs before causing a fatal crash last month outside a suburban Philadelphia middle school.

Tiny school's fate roils rural California district LA Times:  When Eastern Sierra Unified School District Supt. Don Clark stared down a projected budget deficit, he did what school administrators across the nation have had to do: consider laying off teachers and closing campuses.


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