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AM News: Edujobs Dies; RTTT Funding Intact

Jobless benefits to pass without education aid Wonkbook:  The bill doesn't include any of the state and local relief measures -- like Medicaid funding and aid to keep teachers on the job -- that were initially envisioned... Obey’s axe hovers over Obama's $1.3B education program The Hill:  Unlike the clash over the supplemental, the White House and House Democrats appear willing to find middle ground on the 2011 funding levels... News2 Charter Backers Flex Political Muscles WSJ:  In one of the most closely watched races, Basil Smikle, a Democratic political consultant allied with Mayor Michael Bloomberg, has raised $145,000 in his effort to topple Sen. Bill Perkins, a Harlem Democrat and a charter-school critic... 2 former Mass. education chiefs back test changes Boston Globe:  Two former state education commissioners are backing a proposal that would require Massachusetts to replace its own math and English public education standards with proposed federal guidelines... New York Will Make Standardized Exams Tougher NYT:  Officials said that state standardized exams had become easier to pass and that they would recalibrate scoring... 

Cheating In College Is Widespread -- But Why? NPR:  The Internet is providing college students with inventive new ways of maintaining their GPAs without required reading, tedious essays or hours of studying. It's led to a new kind of cheating that educators are trying to combat with technology and a look at what counts as plagiarism... Students and stars celebrate Broadway, arts at White House Washington Post:  The event, taped for an Oct. 20 "In Performance at the White House" telecast on PBS, also included an afternoon dress rehearsal for 20 Washington area students working on "You Can't Stop the Beat" from "Hairspray" in front of parents, the news media and the first lady.


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