Weekly News Update: October 26

Monday, 26 October 2009 10:48 by Brendan Campbell

Editor's Note: This is our weekly news roundup of education-related events nationwide and in our launch regions, compiled by one of our amazing interns.  

National:
+ The quiet revolution of Race to the Top (New York Times)
+ Who should be eligible for honorary degrees? (The Answer Sheet)
+ Hawaii protesting school changes (New York Times)
+ Race to the Top's false assumptions (The Answer Sheet)
+ Duncan calls for more science testing (Education Week)
+ Teachers' opinions of their jobs and testing (The Answer Sheet)
+ Parents find it easier to talk to kids about drugs than science (New York Daily News)
+ The evolution of school choice (American School)

Chicago
+ H1N1 shuts down high school in suburban Chicago (NPR)

D.C. Metro:
+ Maryland commission blocks online degree program (Washington Post)
+ Cameras to remain in cafeterias (Washington Post)
+ Montgomery elementary to close (Washington Post)

Detroit:
+ Mayor supports $500.5 million bond issue (AP)
+ State cuts school bus inspections (Detroit News)

New York City:
+ New York State Department of Education developing new grading system for teachers (New York Post)
+ Mumps making a comeback in Borough Park (New York Daily News)
+ Mayoral candidate and New York Daily News agree that NYC cannot afford 4% increase in raises

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