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Big Stories Of The Day (Thursday May 17)

See below for NAEP and Reading First stories.

The Black And White Of "Ho" Culture Washington Post
In a new twist in American race relations, a federal court has ruled that a white teacher in a predominantly African-American school was subjected to a racially hostile workplace.

Positive Outlook Aids New Orleans School Recovery NPR
Students and teachers at a New Orleans charter school damaged by Hurricane Katrina and, later, a tornado have pushed ahead by focusing on the positive.

In this high school class, it is rocket science Christian Science Monitor
Brett Williams has his students build a rocket each year as a hands-on way to learn science and engineering - and they've set flight records.

Educators Repeatedly Flunk Required Exams Fox News
Testing is a part of life. Most professions require some sort of test and you only get so many tries. But a News Station Investigation shows - when it comes to teaching or running a school, for thousands of North Texas educators its try, try and try again…and again.

Federal Math, Science Programs Faulted EdWeek
Currently, only a small number of math and science programs –– 10 out of 115 programs and individual projects reviewed –– hold themselves to "scientifically rigorous evaluations" that have produced measurable results.

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