Morning Round-up April 24, 2006

What happens when you revamp high school requirements, city schools ignore parents, and the seemingly inevitable slew of MySpace stories...

Making the new grade Denver Post
While Denver joins a nationwide trend toward more-specific course mandates for graduation, it does so amid mixed results as schools around the country grapple with their own higher expectations.

Teachers get First Amendment education Herald-Journal
Teachers need to weigh their job options before speaking out against employers, a state official told teachers and parents.

City schools are accused of ignoring parents Inquirer
The Philadelphia School District has failed to involve parents in its plans to improve failing schools as required under federal law, a complaint filed by a public-interest group said yesterday.

Making Friends Was Easy. Big Profit Is Tougher. NYT
MySpace.com, a social networking site, is ready for its members to meet advertisers.


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