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AM News: Gates Teacher Advocacy Effort To Be Shuttered


Gates Foundation-funded education-reform group to close LA Times: Communities for Teaching Excellence, the national organization based in L.A., plans to close next month after its board voted to shutter it and the Gates philanthropy ended financial support.

Debate fact check: Revisiting claims on jobs, education USA Today: Romney's white paper on education, "A Chance for Every Child," suggests that a Romney administration would reverse the growth in Pell Grant funding. Indeed, he sharply criticizes Obama for doubling funding for Pell Grants. 
Study shows 33 percent spending increase in federal poverty programs The Hill: The study, commissioned by Senate Budget Committee ranking member Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), included traditional welfare, food stamps, Medicaid, Pell grants and 80 other federal programs but excluded veterans assistance programs. 
Desert Trails parents choose charter operator, next step in 'parent trigger' EdSource Today: With a low voter turnout Thursday, parents exercising a “parent trigger” option at the Desert Trails Elementary in Adelanto selected a charter operator in nearby Hesperia to run their school starting next August.

Obama's daughters' school evacuated; all clear AP: The D.C. private school attended by the daughters of President Barack Obama says it briefly evacuated after it received a phone call that it considered suspicious....

Court Says Texas Cheerleaders Can Use Bible Verses NYT: In his decision, the judge issued a temporary injunction prohibiting a school district from enforcing a ban on religious-themed banners at football games.



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