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Get Congress Out of the Classroom NYT (Diane Ravitch)
Unless we set realistic goals for our schools and adopt realistic means of achieving them, we run the risk of seriously damaging public education.

Schools Embrace Ways to Help Environment AP
Jacob Chapman hopes to plant a rooftop garden at Olathe South High School, encourages classmates to recycle plastic bottles and paper, and wants them to reduce their use of disposables in the school cafeteria.

Superintendents Content in Jobs, But Stressed, Too EdWeek
Today’s school district leaders overwhelmingly have positive relationships with their school boards, tend to be satisfied in their jobs, and think of themselves as effective, according to a survey.

Do Charter Schools Improve Behavior? Washington Post (Jay Mathews)
Charters are hot commodities, the public school equivalent of hybrid cars or left-handed relief pitchers. But many people are puzzled why that is so.

School investigates Jena 6 event where kindergartner wore noose Chicago Sun Times
Grambling State University President Horace Judson said the school is probing a Sept. 20 incident at Grambling's elementary school in which a noose was placed around a kindergartner's neck.

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