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News: Pink Slips, NCLB Rewrite Reality Check

Pink slips sent to thousands of Calif. teachers Robin Hindery, Associated Press:  State school districts had issued 21,905 pink slips to teachers and other school employees by Monday, the legal deadline for districts to send preliminary layoff notices.

L.A. Unified panel recommends changes in teacher evaluations LA Times: High-performing teachers should earn more pay, tenure should be more difficult to achieve and teacher reviews should be tied to student test scores, a Los Angeles school district panel is expected to recommend Tuesday.News2010

Array of Hurdles Awaits New Education Agenda Sam Dillon NYT:  The challenges of implementing a new education policy for the Obama administration are political and practical.

Interest Turns to ESEA Plan's Chances of Passing EdWeek:  The administration's blueprint for replacing NCLB draws support from some—but sharp criticism from the national teachers' unions.

Changes to No Child Left Behind would affect schools differently Nick Anderson Washington Post: For most public schools, the perceived heavy hand of the federal government would become a lighter touch under President Obama's plan to rewrite the No Child Left Behind law. But for others, the consequences of academic failure would stiffen considerably.

Duncan coming to Denver Denver Post:  US Education Secretary Arne Duncan will be in Denver Friday for both official business and a fund-raising stop for US Senator Michael Bennet.

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Its so awful that so many teachers are being layed off. It breaks my heart to read this!

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