Morning Round-up April 18, 2006

LAUSD, Gates Foundation, nonprofits, and more...


Mayor to push for control of LAUSD
LA Daily News
Taking his campaign for education reform to a citywide audience, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is expected to use tonight's State of the City address to ask the public to back his efforts to take control of the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Gates Foundation gives $21 mil. to schools Chicago Sun-Times
Freshman at 14 Chicago Public Schools will have a more challenging and engaging curiculum in English, math and science - and better trained teachers - thanks to a $21 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Charlotte nonprofit tackles education issues Charlotte Observer
The non-profit Charlotte Advocates for Education is leading the shift. The group is recruiting a third "parent leadership network" class, which will start a two-year training and advocacy stint this fall.

Student Meal Program To Expand to 3 a Day
Washington Post
As many as 20,000 District children will soon be eating three government-subsidized meals a day, beginning with breakfast and lunch at school and ending with dinner at after-school programs, according to a acomprehensive plan to end child hunger in the city.


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