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AM News: Vermont Joins Handful Of No-Waiver States


Vermont opts out of No Child Left Behind waiver Associated Press: After applying for a waiver for flexibility from the Bush-era No Child Left Behind law, Vermont has changed its mind and will not pursue the application, saying the waiver and so-called flexibility are not as flexible as officials hoped they would be.

Louisiana's bold bid to privatize schools Reuters:  Starting this fall, thousands of poor and middle-class kids will get vouchers covering the full cost of tuition at more than 120 private schools across Louisiana, including small, Bible-based church schools. 

Advertising in schools becoming more common USA Today: Financially struggling schools nationwide are increasing the volume of advertising to bring in revenue.

Chicago Teachers to Vote on Possible Strike WSJ:  The Chicago Teachers Union said members would vote next week over a possible strike, raising the specter that teachers in the nation's third-largest district could be on the picket line when classes begin in the fall and ...

Millions spent on improving teachers, but little done to make sure it’s working WNYC:  The federal government gives local districts more than $1 billion annually for training programs. New York City schools spent close to $100 million last year just on private consultants.

'Teacher of the Year' accused of sexting NBC News:  A middle school band director is accused of exchanging dirty texts with a 15-year-old student. KXAS-TV's Ellen Goldberg reports. 

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As a VT resident, I was pleased to see they actually did this, as they promised they would, if testing remained part of the system.

And it’s quite frankly sad to see someone so recognized get accused of something so dubious as sexting a student. I hope it doesn’t impact his trial, and the student gets fair legal discourse.

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