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Give Us Details On Planned Education Cuts EdWeek: A bipartisan pair of lawmakers, U.S. Sens. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and John McCain, R-Ariz., championed a measure that would require the White House Office of Management of Budget to provide a detailed account of just what the cuts would mean for all sorts of federal programs, from Head Start to Title I grants for districts to defense spending.

Standardized test cheating in D.C. limited, probe reveals USA Today: Teachers helped students answer questions on standardized tests in three classrooms in three schools in D.C., according to an investigation. 1309732802_news

Debt-ridden ICEF spent nearly $1.4 million on harassment claims LA Times: A financially struggling charter school organization has paid nearly $1.4 million to settle three sexual-harassment claims against its highest-profile educator, Fernando Pullum, a widely honored musician and teacher, The Times has learned.

N.C. School Districts Fight Online Charter School NPR:  One of the fastest growing segments of the charter school movement is online charter schools. For-profit company, K-12 Inc., runs online charters in more than two dozens states and wants to expand to North Carolina. But it's run into fierce opposition from public school districts there.

Pa. teacher suspended over blog sues district AP:  A teacher who was suspended from her job last year for a blog in which she called students "disengaged, lazy whiners" has filed a First Amendment lawsuit against the suburban Philadelphia school district.

Former Principal Charged In Stabbing Rampage Huffington Post: It wasn't that long ago that Anthony Giancola was considered one of Tampa's top young educators, consistently receiving great reviews from superiors and affection from students who called him "Mr. G."


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It’s really sad to see how far Giancola slipped over the years. To think one of the nation’s best educators could slip into crack addiction and... well... I can only guess at insanity is just too bad, in every sense of the phrase. Hopefully he gets the help he needs, as do the victims.

And you can’t fire a teacher for having opinions about something, regardless of what they suggest about her love of the job. Maybe if that’s her view towards children, she’s not the best example of a teacher, but a blog post isn’t a good basis for any matter of employment.

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