Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Corbett's Education Vision/N.J. legislator proposes 'parent trigger' for failing schools/Swaps still a gamble schools want to take/NYT: New Challenges for Obama's Education Agenda

Posted on Tue, Dec. 14, 2010

N.J. legislator proposes 'parent trigger' for failing schools

A New Jersey state legislator wants to give parents the power to pull the "trigger" on failing schools in a bill he introduced Monday.
In his proposed Parent Employment and Choice Act, also known as "the parent trigger," Sen. Joseph Kyrillos (R., Monmouth) wants to enable parents of children in low-performing schools to petition to force one of three overhaul measures, if a majority of parents in a given school sign on.
Despite risk, swaps still a gamble schools want to take
Published: Saturday, December 11, 2010, 11:10 PM    
NICK MALAWSKEY, The Patriot-News
In 2008 a financial advisory group, Public Financial Management, approached the Central Dauphin School District with what appeared to be a golden proposal.

New Challenges for Obama’s Education Agenda in the Face of a G.O.P.-Led House


NY Times Published: December 11, 2010
WASHINGTON — For two years, backed by a friendly Congress and flush with federal stimulus money, President Obama’s administration enjoyed a relatively obstacle-free path for its education agenda, the focus of which is the $4 billion Race to the Top grant program.

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