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AM News: What Next For NCLB?


State Challenges Seen As Whittling Away Fed. Ed. Law The New York Times: Some education officials and experts see signs that years of federal dominance of public school accountability may be drawing to a close.

As Ravaged Joplin heals, schools return on time USA Today: The resumption of classes "is a benchmark … the biggest benchmark since this storm," says Melodee Colbert-Kean, a city councilwoman and mayor pro tem, who maintained since the first days after the disaster that Joplin's recovery should start with its schools.

With Post-Its and Checklists, Schools Cut Their Energy Bills The New York Times: Simple yellow Post-it notes with the message “When not in use, turn off the juice,” pointedly left on classroom computers, printers and air-conditioners, have helped the Mount Sinai School District on Long Island save $350000 annually.

Teachers willing to ask for strike, union chief says Chicago Sun-Times: The president of the Chicago Teachers Union said Friday on a radio show that there is a “very high” likelihood that teachers will ask her to take a strike vote, given how angry and disrespected they feel.

In Future Math Whizzes, Signs of 'Number Sense' The New York Times: Previous studies have shown that there is a connection between number sense and mathematical ability in adolescents. But this is the first study to explore the connection in children with little formal education

Md. school board faces flood of discrimination lawsuits Washington Post: It’s not unusual for a board of education to face a handful of employee discrimination cases at any given time. But the Prince George’s school board now faces 16.

Ex-Agent's Charter School is Set to Open The New York Times: Former Hollywood power agent Tom Strickler is slated to open a school in Los Angeles this fall.


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