Morning Round-up May 1, 2006

No correlation between spending, high school graduation Sacramento Bee
Other factors - ethnicity, peer preasure, families, culture, English proficiency, curriculum, instructional quality, etc. - evidently play powerful roles in determining whether students make it through high school.

County cancels 2 days of school to save on gas
With high prices for diesel fuel squeezing school transportation budgets nationwide, one Tennessee school system took action on its own by canceling classes for two days.

Find teachers and then keep them
Charlotte Observer
With money short, quality of life is being used as a lure to area

Annenberg Grant to Help Smaller Schools NYT
The Annenberg Foundation said that it would donate $20 million to a nonprofit group working to bolster New York City's small middle and high schools.


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