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AM News: Big Plans - & Questions - For Detroit Schools

image from webmedia.newseum.org Plan Aims to Revitalize Detroit Schools AP: Michigan officials announced a plan Monday to overhaul Detroit’s struggling schools by moving the worst ones into a new system... 

Low-Performing Schools Get A Makeover NPR:  The program creates a mini district for the city's lowest performing schools...

Kentucky seeks to replace No Child Left Behind standards Courier Journal:  Kentucky is seeking to become the first state in the nation to use its statewide accountability system to determine whether schools are meeting the requirements of the federal NCLB law... 

Duncan Restructures Safe, Drug-Free Schools Programs Politics K12: Its [remaining] programs will be moved into a new Office of Safe and Healthy Students... 

Perry Signs Controversial Criminal Disclosure Measure AP: The law will require written notification of student arrests as well as details about parolees from the juvenile justice system... 

N.Y. Teacher Takes Students on a Virtual Trip NewsHour: A high school teacher in New York City decided to set aside the usual curriculum and take her students on a virtual five week journey to the Middle East to learn about the millions who have fled the war in Iraq and became refugees...  

Charitable Giving Rose Last Year for First Time Since 2007 NYT:  Giving was up 2.1 percent last year, and if it continues at that pace, it will take five to six years for it to regain its 2007 peak of $326.57 billion.

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