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Thursday Morning Round-Up (March 1)

Hard recovery for failed US schools Christian Science Monitor
Something had to change at Sobrante Park. Year after year, the elementary school in the poor flatlands of Oakland failed to meet test-score targets that, under state and federal laws, have consequences attached.

US public schools rate overall 'F,' report says Washington Times
The US Chamber of Commerce joined with a prominent liberal think tank on Wednesday to warn of potential long-term damage to the US economy.

Bloomberg Picks a Parent in Chief for the City’s Schools NYT
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg named a veteran education advocate yesterday to represent parents at the Department of Education.

Teacher of the Year makes science real Christian Science Monitor
New Hampshire's Carolyn Kelley uses 'the new three-Rs approach' to education: rigor, relevance, and relationship.

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