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AM News: MD Trains Teachers On Common Core


Teacher's trained on new national curriculum Baltimore Sun: With 10 training sites and 4 representatives from each of Maryland's 1,450 schools required to attend, state officials are calling it the most comprehensive common core training ever attempted.

Calif. Jeopardizes Stimulus Funds EdWeek: By giving up federal funding to implement this data system, California seems to be willfully flouting the rules governing the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund.

Perry: The Anti-Obama on K-12? Education Week: He witheld from Race to the Top and reject Common Core State Standards. So Alyson Klein must ask: Is potential presidential candidate Rick Perry the Anti-Obama on education?

High Teen Unemployment Molding 'Lost Generation' NPR:  Across the country, 16- to 19-year-olds are facing the end of the third summer in a row of unemployment rates above 20 percent.

Beverly Hall: The Scandal is Not the Whole Story Education Week: The former ATL superintendant responds to critcism over recent scandal and defends school testing. PLUS:  Atlanta's Schools Work Through Cheating Scandal NPR


School-bias challenges an unsung Obama feat The Tennessean: The Obama administration has launched more than 70 Title VI investigations (for race, color and national origin discrimination) in a little over two years, according toEducation Department data. 

Seattle Teachers to take first ever furloughs  Seattle Post-Intelligencer:  The move is expected to save the school district $3 million, and help offset the $4 million cut by the Legislature for staff salaries.

Charters at head of class in NYC The New York Post:  The leap left the performance of charter-school students nearly 11 percentage points higher than their peers in traditional city public schools.

Former Howard Co. schools employee sentenced in thefts Baltimore Sun: A former Maryland public schools IT technician was sentenced to two years in prison for stealing and reselling more than $200,000 worth of computers, computer parts and software.

New York City Will Mandate Sex Education New York Times: For the first time in nearly two decades, students in New York City’s public middle and high schools will be required to take sex-education classes beginning this school year.

Governor rejects talks with teachers union Hawaii Tribune Herald: Gov. Neil Abercrombie refused Monday evening a request by the state teachers' union to return to the negotiating table over the contract he enacted last month.


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