Morning Round-up December 22, 2006

School Entrepreneur Named to Be a Deputy Chancellor NYT
The former Edison president, Chris Cerf will be deputy chancellor — a $196,571-a-year post that will formalize his role in Mr. Klein’s inner circle and make him the system’s top official for labor relations and negotiations, principal and teacher recruitment and training, media relations and political affairs.

A Baltimore School Seeks to Avoid Failure NPR (audio)
Thousands of schools around the country are labeled as "needing improvement" under the terms of the No Child Left Behind Act. One Baltimore school is struggling against poverty, absenteeism, and years of academic decay to try and turn itself around.

Educators want to reopen 'Brown v. Board' school USA Today
Brown's old neighborhood school, Sumner Elementary, has been shuttered for years. Now two black Kansas educators want to turn it into a charter school for at-risk students, most of whom, they say, will be black or Hispanic.


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