Education: Morning Roundup
Morning Roundup: From USA Today: Failing Georgia school firing entire staff to qualify for aid A failing Savannah high school...
From USA Today: Failing Georgia school firing entire staff to qualify for aid
A failing Savannah high school is firing its entire staff in an effort to avoid further sanctions from the state and to make the school eligible for up to $6 million in federal money
From the Los Angeles Times: L.A. school unions agree to cut days from academic calendar
If approved by members of the employee groups, plan to shorten this school year by five days and next year by seven would save L.A. Unified $140 million and preserve some class sizes.
From The New York Times: Judge Blocks Closing of 19 New York City Schools
The judge found "significant violations" of the law governing mayoral control of city schools.
From PBS' NewsHour: Teachers Lose Funding Over Quibbles with Obama Education Policy
John Merrow explores why some teachers' unions are walking away from a share of some $4.35 billion in federal funds through the Obama administration's new Race to the Top grant competition.
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