Failing-school letters go out to Washington parents: Parents across the state will soon begin receiving letters telling them their child’s school district is failing under No Child Left Behind. Twenty-eight districts have also prepared a second letter that argues schools are actually doing far better than the federal law suggests.
Former lunch lady takes over country’s biggest education union (The Washington Post): Lily Eskelsen García will become head of the National Education Association in three weeks. Her first priority: moving away from standardized testing.
LA schools welcome young immigrants from Central America (Los Angeles Times): The Los Angeles Unified School District is expected to enroll 1,000 recent immigrants from that part of the world this fall.
- Forget the bake sale: Some of school’s funds come from bars and brothels (NPR)
- New York AG seeks to consolidate two teacher-tenure lawsuits (Wall Street Journal)
- Rhee steps down from position at advocacy group (The New York Times)