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Daily Headlines for January 12, 2011

Obama Aims To Revise No Child Left Behind
Washington Post, DC, January 12, 2011
President Obama will mount a fresh attempt this year to rewrite the No Child Left Behind education law, a top administration official said this week, and key congressional Republicans said they are ready to deal.

FROM THE STATES

California

New L.A. Schools Supt. John Deasy Is Seemingly A Man Of Contradictions
Los Angeles Times, CA, January 12, 2011
L.A. Unified Superintendent John Deasy has ties to the Gates Foundation, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Eli Broad, but his career displays an independent streak.

Georgia

3 Charter Schools Appeal to State on Thursday
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, GA, January 11, 2011
Imagine Marietta parents are planning to appeal to the state Thursday to save the charter school of 209 students after their petition to continue was rejected by an authorizing agency last month.

Indiana

‘I Can’t Wait’ For Reforms, Daniels Tells Lawmakers
Indianapolis Star, IN, January 12, 2011
With the clock ticking on his final two years as Indiana ‘s chief executive, Gov. Mitch Daniels says he can’t wait any longer for reforms to education and government — and Hoosiers shouldn’t have to.

Louisiana

Parents Camp Out At School Before Pre-K Application Day
Times Picayune, LA, January 11, 2011
Ecoee Rooney was so determined to guarantee her daughter a spot in Morris Jeff Community School ‘s prekindergarten that she slept on the sidewalk Monday night, with only a blanket protecting her from the near-freezing temperatures.

Maryland

Board of Education to Give Charter School Another Listen
Frederick News Post, MD, January 12, 2011
Frederick Classical Charter School proponents will attend to defend their application, which is being given a second look by the school board. Three board members are new since the body voted to deny the application in November.

Michigan

Saving Detroit’s Schools
Detroit News, MI, January 12, 2011
More attractive is his alternative proposal to look at the various charter school and schools of choice options adopted by New Orleans in the wake of the devastation of Hurricane Katrina

Minnesota

Union : Teacher Evaluations OK
Minneapolis Star Tribune, MN, January 11, 2011
Minnesota’s teachers union voiced support on Tuesday for two contentious measures — annual performance reviews and alternative ways to become a teacher — that have emerged as pivotal issues in the debate over teacher quality.

New Jersey

Christie Calls for More Cuts and Big Changes to Schools
New York Times, NY, January 12, 2011
Gov. Chris Christie signaled Tuesday that his second year in office will be as full of conflict and wrenching change as his first, calling for more deep cuts in state spending and public employee benefits, and a broad education overhaul that quickly drew scorn from Democrats.

Pennsylvania

School Choice Bill Makes Debut
Scranton Times-Tribune, PA, January 12, 2011
Symbolically numbered SB1, two leading proponents of school choice unveiled Senate legislation Tuesday to offer “opportunity scholarships” to low-income students in failing public schools.

VIRTUAL EDUCATION

Virtual Schooling Can Save Money, Help Nevada Families
Reno Gazette-Journal, NV, January 12, 2011
The public virtual school model is offering quality educations to thousands of students throughout the state.

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