FACT CHECK: Jobs Plan Makes Many Assumptions (AP - October 11)
Nearly 280,000 teaching and education jobs this year could be lost, according to the White House. President Obama is promising to save these jobs and in addition support 400,000 education jobs, but there's a question about how the White House plans to follow through on those promises.
Updating No Child Left Behind (Politico Opinion by Sen. Tom Harkin - October 10)
Sen. Tom Harkin, Iowa Democrat, has been working for more than a year with Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY) on a bipartisan effort to replace the decade-old No Child Left Behind law. His blueprint for education reform is viewed as a golden opportunity to cross party lines and reach a high-profile compromise.
Challenge to Students: Have Space Station Run Your Experiment (New York Times - October 10)
YouTube and Lenovo, a computer manufacturer, announced a science contest called SpaceLab for students worldwide from ages 14 to 18 to participate. Students will have make videos to pitch experiment ideas, and the two winning entries wil be built and flown there.
One-on-One Speech Therapy Goes Digital (Education Week - October 11)
Nationwide, school districts are turning to online speech therapy in order to provide students with therapists via live, interactive sessions.
NEW YORK: Math Do-Over for State Officials on School Safety (New York Times - October 11)
A major error in the reported statistics on New York City school violence raises questions about the State Education Department’s competence.
RHODE ISLAND: Education Reform Leader to Visit in RI (Boston Globe - October 11)
Harlem Children's Zone President and CEO Geoffrey Canada is scheduled to speak Tuesday at the "Brighter Future" luncheon in Providence.
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