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AM News: Ackerman Is Out In Philadelphia

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Ackerman Out as Philly Superintendent Philadelphia Inquirer: Posts by Inquirer reporter Kristen Graham on the costly buyout of Ackerman's contract and other reaction from around the city.

US DoE Gives $10 million Grant for Charter School Facilities EdNews: The Local Initiatives Support Corporation assists charter schools with financing facilities requirements -- a high-priority need for many charter schools.

Ca. charter school association gets $15 million grant LA Times: The grant is the largest yet to the California charter schools group and the biggest of its kind from the nonprofit set up by the founders of the Wal-Mart Corp.

Talks between Chicago school and teachers hits snag Chicago Tribune: the two sides failed to come to agreement over teachers' raises and other concessions by the school district.

NYC reports increase in allegations of cheating The New York Times: Official allegations of cheating have risen more than threefold since 2003

D.C. charters have 'voice at the table' Washington Post: D.C. is now the second-most charter school-dense city, and officials want more.

Detroit Schools enrollment van seeks students EdWeek: Public schools officials are scouring Detroit in the district's bright blue enrollment van to sign up students.

Mo. Teachers Group Sues Over Social Networking Law EdWeek: A Missouri teachers' union said Friday that it is challenging a new measure that restricts teachers' use of social networking sites and their contact with students, saying it violates their constitutional rights.

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