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News: Turmoil Over States' Lists Of Worst Schools

Tempers may flare as worst-performing schools named Providence Journal:  Turmoil recently broke out in Massachusetts when it released the names of the state’s 35 worst schools...Rhode Island was first to erupt, because of its much-hated law requiring districts to lay off by March 1 all teachers who MIGHT need to be actually laid off in the summer when budgets and enrollments are known.News2010

New funding projection could squeeze Obama's education agenda Washington Post:  In the final push to pass a major student aid bill pending in Congress, funding for key elements in President Obama's education agenda is dwindling.

Schools Across U.S. Grapple With Closures NPR:  Kansas City, Mo., has just approved one of the largest school closures in the nation's history. All over the U.S., the number of districts shutting schools is growing rapidly in the face of declines in both revenue and enrollment.

Senators critical of salary expenses at Boys & Girls Clubs of America Washington Post:  Several Republican senators are questioning expenses at the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, a national nonprofit organization that receives millions of dollars in federal funding.

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