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Johnson O;Malley program faces steep obstacles to gain adequate federal funding 5.9.2007 Indian Country Today: Lifeways
ANADARKO, Okla. - For many Native students, the federal Johnson O;Malley program is a source of stability in their educational lives. It is the knowledge that school materials and eyeglasses will be suppli
A World Without Teacher Unions? 4.9.2007 Common Dreams: Views
For many, Labor Day marks the end of summer and a time to return to school; others see it as a day to contemplate the role of trade unions in American society. For one group in America — leaders and members of teacher unions– it represents both, but this Labor Day, they have little to [...]
No-Excuses Leadership for the Schools 3.9.2007 Washington Post: Columnists
We seem to have entered a season of let's-make-excuses for public education. So it's striking when an educator on the front lines, the superintendent of schools in Prince George's County, says, no, thanks -- don't give me that option.
Table tennis club on AHS' table 3.9.2007 Post-Bulletin: Austin News
HREF="mailto:news@postbulletin.com">Jim Troyer news@postbulletin.com This year's incoming freshmen at Austin High School will have a choice that wasn't available last year: table tennis. No, it's not going to be a varsity sport, not yet anyway,
Veteran who's been there reaches out 3.9.2007 Star Tribune: Nation
After his struggle with PTSD, a Gulf War veteran is trying to help younger soldiers
For Love and Money, Retired Teachers Return to Fill In 2.9.2007 Washington Post: Education
Bobbie Jean Jones taught reading and English in Montgomery County public schools for more than 25 years. Now a substitute teacher, when she is in the classroom, she makes sure everyone knows she is only filling in.
Tribune editorials 31.8.2007 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
Stephen Lendman | The War on Working Americans: Parts I and II 30.8.2007 Truthout.com
Writing for OpEdNews, Stephen Lendman says, "As Labor Day approaches, what better time to assess the state of working America. It's under assault and weakened by decades of eroding rights in the richest country in the world, once regarded as a model democratic state. It's pure nonsense in a nation always dedicated to wealth and power, but don't try finding that discussed in the mainstream. Today it's truer than ever, making the struggle for equity and justice all the harder. That's what ordinary working people now face, making beating those odds formidable at the least."
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Face Book: A New Role, but for Her, Familiar Turf 29.8.2007 NY Times: Education
Marcia V. Lyles, New York City’s new deputy chancellor for teaching and learning, knows intimately just how students can get lost in the shuffle.
Report: Gulf Coast Schools Shortchanged 29.8.2007 AP National
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Thousands of Gulf Coast students are still displaced two years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the region, and millions of dollars worth of school reconstruction projects remain unfunded, according to a report released Wednesday....
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Candidates Call Anew for Rebuilding of New Orleans 29.8.2007 Truthout.com
The New York Times's Leslie Wayne and Susan Saulny write: "The presidential candidates returned to New Orleans yesterday to press for the rebuilding of the city, using the coming second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina to attack the Bush administration while highlighting their own initiatives to aid the people there."
Unions Key To Democracy 28.8.2007 Tompaine.com
The weakening of the labor movement is not just bad news for the workers who lose union jobs.
Dean Baker | The Right to Unionize: Key to Democracy 28.8.2007 Truthout.com
Writing for Truthout, Dean Baker says, "For the last quarter century, corporate America has been at war against the labor movement. After a long period in which unions were an accepted part of the economic and political landscape, most corporations adopted a much more hostile attitude toward unions. Where unions already were present, employers sought to weaken or break them. In workplaces without unions, employers were prepared to do whatever was necessary to prevent workers from organizing."
The Gifted Children Left Behind 27.8.2007 Washington Post: Columnists
With reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act high on the agenda as Congress returns from its recess, lawmakers must confront the fact that the law is causing many concerned parents to abandon public schools that are not failing.
Dean Baker | The Right to Unionize: Key to Democracy 27.8.2007 Truthout.com
Dean Baker writes for Truthout, "For the last quarter century, corporate America has been at war against the labor movement."
The Gifted Children Left Behind 27.8.2007 Washington Post: Op-Eds
With reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act high on the agenda as Congress returns from its recess, lawmakers must confront the fact that the law is causing many concerned parents to abandon public schools that are not failing.
Quizzing new leader on plans for S.F. schools 26.8.2007 SFGate: Op-Ed
Carlos Garcia, San Francisco's new schools superintendent, has, he says, "a passion for making a difference." In a recent visit to The Chronicle, he said there are many areas in the city's public school system where he will need to make a difference. He cited... ...
Big Easy Struggles 2 Years After Katrina 26.8.2007 WCCO: National
Two years after Hurricane Katrina, much of the "city that care forgot" still lies in ruins. But Otis Biggs' task as he shuffles his Tarot deck this moist August day is to peer into the future to 2015, the storm's 10th anniversary.
 Slideshow: Hurricane Katrina Then And Now
  Hurricane Preparation, Survival And Recovery
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Big Easy Struggles 2 Years After Katrina 26.8.2007 AP National
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Two years after Hurricane Katrina, much of the "city that care forgot" still lies in ruins. But Otis Biggs' task as he shuffles his Tarot deck this moist August day is to peer into the future to 2015, the storm's 10th anniversary....
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The Way We Live Now: Universal Faith 25.8.2007 NY Times: Magazine
Religion can have a place in public school. It just can’t be for believers alone.
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