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News: Famed "No Excuses" Teacher Dies At 79

Teacher who inspired 'Stand and Deliver' film dies AP:  "Jaime exposed one of the most dangerous myths of our time - that inner city students can't be expected to perform at the highest levels," Olmos said. "Because of him, that destructive idea has been shattered forever."...11111111111newsAnger turns toward staff in bullying case Boston Globe:  Enraged by revelations that staff members at South Hadley High School knew that Phoebe Prince was the target of withering harassment long before her death, residents and public officials yesterday angrily accused the school system of neglecting vulnerable students and called on top administrators to resign... Windy City Cloud Shadows Duncan EdWeek:  The political standing of the former chief executive officer of the Chicago public schools probably will not suffer unless it is determined that he or his office pressured school authorities to admit specific students during his tenure...New Civil Rights Rules Unveiled EdWeek:  The U.S. Dept. of Ed. has announced that districts will have to collect data in several new categories that relate to students' civil rights...Wake County, N.C., Board Rejects Diversity-Based Assignment Plan EdWeek:  Police removed protesters last week from a heated Wake County, N.C., school board meeting in which board members voted to abandon a student-assignment and diversity policy with roots dating back three decades... School Cafeteria Doubled as Nightclub NYT:  School district officials in Philadelphia say a charter school’s cafeteria was used as a nightclub on weekends.


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