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by Amanda M. Fairbanks

February 26, 2010
Morning Roundup:


From The New York Times: A Jumble of Strong Feelings After Vote on a Troubled School
In hopes of a "turnaround," all of its faculty members at an underperforming high school in Rhode Island are fired. Slideshow here.

From CBS News: Obama Official Applauds Rhode Island Teacher Firings
Education Secretary Arne Duncan has applauded the move to fire every teacher at Rhode Island's Central Falls High School.

From the Los Angeles Times: L.A. Unified is sued over teacher layoffs at 3 low-performing schools
Suit seeks to prevent further teacher cuts at the campuses, already hard hit by budget-related layoffs, saying the students are not being well served.

From The New York Times: As U.S. Aid Grows, Oversight Is Urged for Charter Schools
Federal money has helped propel the growth in charter schools, but some experts say they need to be monitored better.

Photo of 7th-grader Concepciona Manuel-Flores, left, and eighth-grader Sharail Reed, who are parties to the lawsuit brought by their parents, the ACLU and others against L.A. Unified via Barbara Davidson at the Los Angeles Times.

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