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By Alexander Russo — July 25, 2007 1 min read
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Besides the curriculum narrowing story, of course....

2 New Jersey School Districts Regain Some Local Control NYT
The state will continue, however, to oversee academic instruction in the Newark and Jersey City public schools. Via EdNews.org.

How Schools Get It RightBaltimore Sun
Tucked amid a block of rowhouses around the corner from Camden Yards is an elementary school with a statistical profile that often spells academic trouble: 76 percent of the students are poor, and 95 percent are minorities. Via DA Daily.

Groups Lay Out Compensation €Essentials€ EdWeek
Performance-pay systems for teachers that are set up wrong might be worse than no performance pay at all, a coalition of groups promoting teacher quality warned here yesterday.

Immigrant Parents Struggle to Keep Their Children Bilingual Boston Globe
After a lunch of hot dogs and rice, Jordy Berges blasted a ball off the wall of the lunchroom at his mother’s office, his stomping grounds for the summer."No juegues aqui,” Yovanna Berges scolded her 7-year-old son, telling him in Spanish to stop. “Sorry,” he answered her, in English. Via DA Daily.

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