Weekly News Highlights

(4-5) DPS to move 10 high schools into new 'self-governing' system this fall – Detroit News
(4-5) Obama grants Youth Initiative prestigious award – Seattle University Spectator
(4-5) The Big Picture: Can 'Bully' sink the MPAA? – Miami Herald
(4-5) Aldermen look to promote youth jobs – Yale Daily News
(4-5) U.S. students need new way of learning science – R&D Magazine
(4-5) AT&T Launches Nationwide Program to Boost High School Graduation Rates and Skills – Hartford Courant
(4-4) Senate approves Jindal teacher tenure bill – Education Week
(4-4) Grant aims to uplift at-risk youths – San Angelo Standard-Times
(4-4) N.J. education department to consider 32 charter school applications –
(4-4) The Greatest Health Risk to Children? No, It’s Not Drugs – NPR
(4-4) A New Education Force Enters the Political Arena – New York Times
(4-4) New school lunch program gets kids' thumbs-up – Anniston Star
(4-3) One Fla. teacher gets all his kids to graduate – CBS News
(4-3) Bobby Jindal education overhaul expected to face fierce debate in Louisiana Senate –
(4-3) States Gird to Report Revised Graduation Rates – Education Week
(4-3) Transitioning prepares students for after graduation – Sun Gazette
(4-3) Many small kids lack outdoor time with parents: study – Reuters
(4-3) Common Core: Nobody said it was going to be easy – Washington Post
(4-2) Most Inmates Entering Ohio State Prisons Are High School Dropouts – StateImpact Ohio
(4-1) New Reading Teachers Should Pass a Reading Test – Bloomberg
(4-1) Better assessments for better schools – Wisconsin State Journal
(4-1) ‘Turnaround’ schools still plagued by grade inflation – Las Vegas Review-Journal
(4-1) Schools across the country bring iPads to the classroom – Boston Herald
(4-1) Common Core asks students how to use facts – Marion Star
(4-1) Libraries in schools keeping up with times – Boston Globe
(3-31) Our Schools: District 54 moving beyond the Core – Morris Daily Herald
(3-31) CPS announces new teacher rating system – WGN TV
(3-30) Review: 'Bully' is eye-opening – CNN
(3-30) In Bullying Programs, A Call For Bystanders To Act – NPR
(3-30) ‘Bully’: A harrowing study of teen cruelty – Detroit Free Press
(3-30) Schools Must Pull Kids in, Not Turn Them Away – Huffington Post
(3-30) Student performance to be weighed in CPS teacher assessment – Chicago Tribune
(3-30) Graduation Rates Are Increasing, But Not Fast Enough for Latino Students – Huffington Post
(3-30) Teacher ratings overhaul forges on despite lack of union approval – Chicago Sun-Times
(3-30) Special report: School districts struggle to push students' proficiency – York Dispatch