Monday March 20 Papers

Today's papers include Obama on education, the approval of a former PG County supt. as an SES provider, what LA is learning from Chicago, and more.


Obama at Garfield to talk up education Seattle Times
Of course, the schools need more money. And, yes, the system needs reform. But if you ask U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, who stood onstage at the Garfield High School gym Saturday, parents also need to take stronger charge of their children's education.

Hornsby Approved For Md. Tutoring Washington Post
Andre J. Hornsby, the former Prince George's County schools chief who quit last year after he became ensnared in an ethics controversy and an FBI investigation, has won approval from Maryland to operate a tutoring business in a taxpayer-funded program for needy students.

Chicago Schools Offer L.A. a Cautionary Tale LA Times
As he contemplates taking control of Los Angeles public schools, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is looking for ideas from Chicago and the few other American cities in which the mayor is the top school administrator.

White House pushes more schools to drug-test students Reuters
Student athletes, musicians and others who participate in after school activities could increasingly be subject to random drug testing under a program promoted by the Bush administration.

Work Starts on Islamic High School Washington Post
Mohammad Arafa, executive director of the Islamic Society of Annapolis, said the Mekkah Learning Center will be the first Islamic high school in the region.

~ by Margaret Paynich


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