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Undocumented student publishes how-to guide for peers on finding jobs after college CNN: A California doctoral student who's an undocumented immigrant has published a free how-to guide on the Internet instructing similar immigrants on finding employment after college and maintaining good health "living in the shadows."

Anti-Bullying Laws Challenged By Christian Groups HuffPost: Anti-bullying legislation may seem unlikely to spark controversy, but there are groups working to overturn new laws in the name of religious freedom.

Arbitrator: District Teachers Overworked, Underpaid HuffPost: Portland Public Schools officials overstepped in forcing district teachers to take on more classes and students, and owe affected educators a total $1.5 million, a state arbitrator ruled this week.

A Last-Minute Reprieve on New Teacher-Prep Rules Teacher Beat: In a somewhat anticlimatic conclusion to a week of stressful negotiations, the brokers crafting new federal teacher-preparation rules have managed to convince the Education Department to consider giving them more time.


Teachers union cites support for walkout Chicago Tribune: Contract negotiations between Chicago Public Schools and the teachers union are in their fourth month and union president Karen Lewis said Thursday that an informal poll of members at 150 schools shows "overwhelming" support for a strike.

Found to Have Misbehaved, but Still Teaching in New York City NYT: The city wanted to fire more than a dozen teachers accused of inappropriate behavior, but in most cases it has been overruled by an arbitrator who opted for a milder penalty.

Houston School District Lives On, but So Do Its Struggles Texas Tribune via NYT: The North Forest Independent School District has long been beset by poor academic performance and financial mismanagement.

NYC Chancellor On Turning Around City's Schools NYT: Dennis Walcott oversees a school system with more than one million students. Graduation rates are below the national average, and studies suggest most of the city's high school graduates are not ready for college. But Chancellor Walcott tells host Michel Martin that, after one year on the job, New York City schools are on the mend.

D.C. graduation rate declines to less than 60% under new formula Washington Post: Fewer than 60 percent of D.C. high school students graduated on time in 2011, according to a new and more rigorous calculation of completion rates announced Thursday.


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