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Urban Schools Roundup

Some more urban school news and trends -- and one last picture of Sanjaya:

Language Gap Mars Parent-Teacher Chats NPR
Federal law requires school districts to provide interpreters for parent-teacher conferences. But demand far outstrips the state and federal funds provided. How are schools adapting?

Mayor Revises Some Points of School Budget Proposal NYT
It will be harder for Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg to redistribute senior teachers more evenly across the school system.

Trouble Even in Choice Paradise Urban Institute
We explore the reasoning behind these low take up rates and utilize school transfer data provided by the district to suggest that, in the case of the school transfer option, the low participation is due to a restrictive timeline for choice and the inadequate signaling power of the AYP designations.

L.A. charter school sues radio station LA Times
A year-long feud between a talk radio personality and an L.A. charter school is ending up in an unusual court case.

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