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AM News: Superintendent Takes $800K Pay Cut (Voluntarily)

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Fresno Superintendent Takes $800,000 Pay Cut Huffington Post: He technically retired, then agreed to be hired back to work for $31,000 a year – $10,000 less than a first-year teacher – and with no benefits.

USDE Backs Away From Fix to Help Disabled Student Borrowers ProPublica:  Instead of requiring all borrowers to go through the Education Department’s cumbersome, opaque and often redundant system, the agency could accept disability findings from Social Security and other federal agencies. 

Federal judge blocks Ala. illegal immigration law AP: Both supporters and opponents say Alabama's law is the nation's toughest against illegal immigration. Among other things, it would require schools to verify the citizenship status of students. 

Education Expert Nominated as Top Economist EdWeek: In a 2003 study of New York City's voucher program, Krueger found, contrary to other studies at the time, no significant advantage for students using vouchers to attend private schools. 

MORE NEWS ITEMS BELOW

Subsidiary of News Corp. loses NY contract NYT: The New York State comptroller’s office has rejected a $27 million contract with a News Corporation subsidiary to build a data system for tracking student performance, as fallout widens against the international media conglomerate due to a phone hacking scandal in Britain.

Chicago superintendent sailing into rough waters Chicago Tribune:  The note, addressed to "J.C.," advised the new chief of  CPS that it was time to replace his New York license plates.

Indiana board approves 5 school takeover plans EdWeek: Private companies will take over five public schools in Gary and Indianapolis that a state official called in "various stages of dire situations" after the State Board of Education made the recommendation Monday because of poor classroom performance.

LA buys out Chief Academic Officer EdWeek: The Los Angeles Unified School District has bought out the contract of its chief academic officer, a key appointee who worked closely with former Supt. Ramon C. Cortines, but who quickly fell out of favor with his successor, John Deasy.

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