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AM News: Congress Gives "Serious Abuse" To Obama Programs

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Senate Panel Nips at Key Obama Competitive Grant Programs Politics K12: The Obama administration's signature competitive grant programs survived, but took some serious abuse this week from some Democrats during the Senate Appropriations committee's consideration of a bill to finance the U.S. Department of Education in fiscal year 2014, which starts Oct. 1.

Wyo. delays No Child Left Behind waiver request AP: Wyoming is pushing back by a year its request for a waiver from federal education requirements. Under the federal No Child Left Behind Act, schools are required to meet rising benchmarks toward all students testing proficient.

Teachers Respond to Tennessee Pay Plan - Teacher Beat Teacher Beat: Tennessee has become the latest state to experiment with a new teacher-pay system, thanks to new rules passed by the state's board of education at its June 21 meeting. Via GothamSchools.

Does Obama's Early Education Proposal Have a Chance? Huffington Post: Children's advocates high-fived when President Obama called for "high quality preschool" for "every child in America" in his State of the Union Address. The details of the plan are considerably more complicated.

Ready Access to Plan B Pills in City Schools NYT:  Through a patchwork of nurses’ offices and independent clinics at New York City schools, girls can get free emergency contraceptives in more than 50 high schools.

Diary reveals school aide had student's baby AP: Authorities say the diary of a Southern California teacher's aide reveals her sexual relationship with an underage student and that she gave birth to the boy's baby.

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