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Giuliani and de Blasio Form Unlikely Alliance on New York City Schools NYT: Mayor Bill de Blasio, a Democrat, and former Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, a Republican, both signed an appeal to state legislators to reauthorize mayoral control of the city’s schools.

In Congress, New Attention To Student-Privacy Fears NPR: A House bill seeks to restrict what private companies can do with information collected on students.

Obama To Young Scientists: 'Keep Asking Why' HuffPost: About 20 young scientists were honored on Monday, including Sophia Sánchez-Maes of Las Cruces, New Mexico, a high school senior who has studied algae as a potential fuel source, and Harry Paul of Port Washington, New York, who is now in his first year at Tufts and designed a new type of spinal implant after undergoing multiple surgeries for his own spine curvature.

Duncan: Teacher Preparation Lacks Resources, Focus TeacherBeat: U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan talked with the state supes on March 23 about a lot of different things, including the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Improving teacher prep was one area in which he said there hadn't been enough progress.

Schwarzenegger Continues After-School Education 'Crusade' AP: At a national summit in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Schwarzenegger will join education, business and law enforcement leaders in demanding that any bill passed continue after-school funding. A proposed House bill eliminated the so-called 21st Century Community Learning Centers along with 68 other programs in favor of a flexibility grant that would allow states how to decide to use funds.

During PARCC testing, some schools losing art, music, other ‘specials’ Chicago Sun-Times
Critics of this new test molded to common core standards have complained that it deprives children of classroom learning, and that, between preparation and conditions children need to test well, it takes over the whole school.

More news below (and throughout the day at @alexanderrusso).

Parents Seeking Urban Lifestyles for Kids AP: Parents in cities across the country, including Seattle, Minneapolis and Denver, are banding together to advocate for new downtown schools, more playgrounds and more affordable family-friendly housing.

Arizona Governor Seeks Review of Common Core Education Standards NTYT: Gov. Doug Ducey, a critic of the Common Core, urged state officials to tailor the curriculum to the needs of Arizona students.

Chicago Schools Selling First Bonds Since 2013 as Finances Teeter Bloomberg: Garcia has called the decision to close the schools a disaster, while not promising to reopen any of them. He's backed by the Chicago Teachers Union and its president, Karen Lewis, who's publicly clashed with the mayor, most notably during a 2012 ...


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