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An effort by the district to win a $40-million grant has unraveled after the L.A. teachers union declined to sign the application.
October 30, 2012 - McClatchy-Tribune
For the winner of next week's presidential election, Paul Manna and Keenan Kelley lay out a "modest yet muscular" approach to helping the nation's schools.
October 29, 2012 - Education Week
A scaled-back Education Department and cloudy prospects for Obama initiatives are among the scenarios.
October 2, 2012 - Education Week
Some question what's been dubbed "Obama Core," but others are more sympathetic to the standards push.
September 25, 2012 - Education Week
At the grant program's midpoint, states make progress in some areas, but still face challenges.
September 18, 2012 - Education Week
Letter to the Editor
Children Are Being Left Behind
August 27, 2012 - Education Week
Even with changes made to the contest, rural advocates worry that small districts won't have the resources to compete.
August 21, 2012 - Education Week
$400 million in federal grants will go to districts aiming to embrace certain education redesign priorities.
June 4, 2012 - Education Week
The latest iteration of Race to the Top, in which districts will compete for $400 million in federal funding, does not look promising, writes Daniel K. Lautzenheiser.
June 1, 2012 - Education Week
A new breed of K-12 advocacy organizations is making its campaign-cash influence felt in local school board contests.
May 21, 2012 - Education Week

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