Who Blinked In Utah, Here Comes Michigan, and Chicago Banishes Tutoring Company (NCLB News)

There seems to be some disagreement about whether Utah legislators or the USDE "blinked," but clearly someone did:

Federal Officials Say N.D., Utah Teachers ‘Qualified’ After All
Education Law Finds Few Fans in Utah New York Times
Utah bows to Bush on education drive
NCLB editorial Provo Daily Herald
Utah Legislators Delay Action on NCLB Bill EW
State senators fire off missive to Bush on NCLB Salt Lake Tribune
State seeks commitment on No Child Provo Daily Herald

All sorts of stuff about the deal worked out in CA and what it means for districts:

Feds Reevaulate 'No Child Left Behind' KGO
Educators see grim humor in order to flunk districts Sacto Bee
Feders announce deal ... San Jose Mercury News
New Criteria Cut Ranks of Targetede Los Angeles Times
California "No Child" standards addressed The Desert Sun
State, feds near accord on 'NCLB' San Francisco Chronicle
School districts face 'deficient' label SJ Mercury News
New criteria cut ranks of targeted systems LA Times
Schools in limbo over 'fail' grade The Desert Sun
Improvement plan angers schools Santa Cruz Sentinel
Foundering schools to get charter expert's aid Sacramento Bee
State probes charter school group The Sacramento Bee

Up Next: Michigan:

Michigan working to have NCLB WNDU-TV
Michigan asks for changes MLive
State soon will ask for flexibility Detroit Free Press

Don't forget Texas:

Review lacks answers for low performing schools Houston Chronicle
Texas school chief risks funds in feud with feds Houston Chronicle
Texas Stands Behind Own Testing Rule

A little bit on choice:

Ind. Faulted on Ensuring Districts Convey Choice Options
Supply and Demand in a Public School Choice Program NCSPE
Ending the Evolutionary War
Why we support school choice via Eduwonk

A smidgen of good news:

Spotlight shines on six area schools State Journal Register
Two U46 schools named to state list Suburban Chicago News

Interesting news on the SES front:

Tutoring firm expelled from 7 of city's schools Chicago Tribune
Platform Learning Responds ... PR Newswire
Spellings to Catholic Schools: Expand Tutoring EW

Best of the Rest:

No Child Left Behind Act leading to rancor Troy Record
District fights state warning Morris News Bee
Several states putting up fight against NCLB Fort Worth Star Telegram
State puts 4 school districts on alert Philadelphia Inquirer
State labels weaker schools NJ Ledger
'Unsatisfactory' schools told how to improve... Orangeburg Times
New Jersey places districts on watch list Philadelphia Inquirer
30 of NJ's 593 school districts fail to meet federal standards Newsday
'No child' law/Earth to feds: Fix the flaws Minneapolis Star Tribune
No Child Left Behind election issue Chicago Daily Herald
At-risk students struggle to meet state standards Pioneer Press
Racial Test Gap Persists, State Figures Show New York Times


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