Education: Morning Roundup, Racing to the Top

Morning Roundup:

From the Los Angeles Times: California rejoins Race to the Top race, sort of
A handful of large urban school districts, including L.A. Unified, will make bids for the federal education funds.

From The New York Times: State Senate Approves Bill to Increase Charter Schools

The legislation would also require the schools to enroll more special education students and those still learning English, but its passage by the Assembly in its current form was unlikely.

From The New York Times: Education Chief Vies to Expand U.S. Role as Partner on Local Schools

Arne Duncan has been called the most assertive secretary of education ever. He is a highly visible proponent of increasing the federal government’s role in how the nation’s schools are run.

From the Detroit News: Teach for America returns to Detroit schools

Teach for America, the national corps of college graduates who teach in underserved schools for two years, will come back to Detroit this summer.

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