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AM News: Nearly A Million Homeless Students In US Schools


Schools cope with shelterless students Washington Post:  For the first time since the Education Department started counting earlier this decade, there are nearly a million homeless students in the United States, according to government statistics... Rhee hire to exit D.C. schools; COO Tata will run Wake County, N.C., system Washington Post:  Despite assurances from former D.C. schools chancellor Michelle A. Rhee that the senior management team she assembled during her 31/2-year tenure would remain intact until at least the end of the school year, the system's chief operating officer will leave next month... Strapped Cities Hit Nonprofits With Fees WSJ:  Some cities are charging religious groups property taxes on buildings no longer used for worship. Other localities are soliciting voluntary contributions. Albany, N.Y., recently passed an ordinance asking schools, hospitals and other nonprofits to contribute to city services... State is not backing away from teacher evaluation rule Baltimore Sun:  Nancy S. Grasmick, the state superintendent of schools, said recently that the panel has asked the governor for a six-month extension because of the complexities... Cheaters Find an Adversary in Technology NYT:  As tests become increasingly important in education, business has been good for Caveon, a company that uses “data forensics” to catch cheaters... Schools revamp, refocus MBA programs NPR:  The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is the latest college to revamp its MBA program. Professor Richard Shell chaired the MBA review committee, and talks with Bob Moon about the changes being implemented, why Wharton is putting a renewed focus on globalization, and the idea of tuition-free continuing education.

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