10/05/2006

Morning Round-up October 5, 2006

Schools on Guard After Recent Shootings WaPo
Even as they acknowledge the limits on theit ability to stop a determined killer, school districts around the country are reviewing their emergency plans and looking for ways to tighten security.

City Considers Plan to Let Outsiders Run Schools NYT
In what would be the biggest change yet to the way New York City's school system is administered, officials are considering plans to hire private groups at taxpayer expense to manage scores of public schools.

Utah submits plans to ensure 'highly qualified' teachers Salt Lake Tribune
In a teacher quality plan submitted to the USDE, Utah notes that school districts that are far from universities have the lowest percentages of teachers who meet "highly qualified teacher" standards established by the federal government.

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