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AM News: NY Court Says Teacher Ratings Not Private

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N.Y. Court rules that teacher ratings can be public LA Time: A New York state appeals court ruled Thursday that performance ratings for thousands of teachers can be made public, potentially clearing the way for the largest such data release in the country.

Teachers' union behind anti-Rhee site Politico: An tracking tool traces the IP address back to the AFT’s offices in D.C. The site has since jumped to several other IP addresses.

Hispanics' College Enrollment Rises NYT: The Pew Hispanic Center says the increase was not just about population growth, but reflected educational attainment goals as well.

Making professors more productive Marketplace: The University of Texas has a plan to get more out of its faculty. 

5 Years Later, Jena 6 Moves On EdWeek: The town of Jena, Louisiana is moving on from the perception of racial tension that once defined it.

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Tentative agreement in Memphis merger EdWeek: School officials in Memphis and Shelby County reached a tentative agreement Wednesday about the makeup of a 23-member board of education that will oversee the merger of the two systems.

Move afoot to keep KC Superintent from leaving EdWeek: A coalition of black political leaders and city council members was trying Thursday to convince the board president of the historically troubled Kansas City School District to resign in a desperate bid to get a superintendent who is popular with community leaders to stay.

Chicago teachers reject deal Chicago Tribune: The Chicago Teachers Union has formally rejected a 2 percent pay raise for elementary school teachers in exchange for working longer school days, putting pressure on Chicago Public Schools to improve the offer or risk a standoff.

Ackerman on the offensive Philadelphia Inquirer: Departed schools' chief Arlene Ackerman struck back at critics, calling out the head of the teacher's union and members of her own administration. This comes on the heels of pointed remarks directed at Mayor Michael Nutter.

Concussion awareness altering prep athletics Chicago Tribune: For the first time this season, a state law in Illinois requires any high school athlete who shows signs of concussion to be cleared by a medical professional before returning to the field.

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