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By Alexander Russo — September 04, 2007 1 min read

Iraq veteran sues over school job Sacramento Bee
A soldier who served a tour of duty in Iraq and Kuwait claims that the Sacramento City Unified School District failed to give him his job back when he came home in July 2006, according to a federal complaint. Via EdNews.org.

Democrats Try to Soften Bush’s Education Law NYT
Leading Democrats are struggling for the formula that can attract bipartisan support to extend the life of President Bush’s education law, No Child Left Behind.

No-Excuses Leadership for the Schools Washington Post (commentary)
We seem to have entered a season of let’s-make-excuses for public education. So it’s striking when an educator on the front lines, the superintendent of schools in Prince George’s County, says, no, thanks -- don’t give me that option.

All-Day Kindergarten Expands In N.Va., but So Does the Cost Wash Post
Marcus Stotts recently checked out the cheery classroom where he’ll be spending more than six hours in kindergarten each day.

Author takes us inside the ‘Teachers’ Lounge’ USA Today
In his new book, Tales From the Teachers’ Lounge, Wilder, a longtime English teacher, reflects in similar fashion on his 18 years of teaching — most of them at Santa Fe Preparatory School, a private day school in New Mexico’s capital.

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