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January 14, 2013 07:55 pm


In an Upper West Side elementary school, where black and Hispanic students make up the majority, gifted, or advanced classes, are predominantly white. New York Times

Glenda Ritz, new Indiana superintendent of schools, who defeated Tony Bennett, during November’s election, may look to overturn some of the state’s reform initiatives. “Without a doubt there is going to be a difference for how we approach school improvements in Indiana with the election of the new superintendent,” David Dresslar, executive director of the Center of Excellent in Leadership of Learning at the University of Indianapolis, said. Education Daily

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is serving on the Obama administration’s task force on school gun violence, and his background in Chicago may influence his recommendations. As school chief in Chicago from 2001-2008, he dealt with multiple gun deaths. Education Week

The tireless debate over extending the U.S. school year continues on with new proposals to lengthen the school year. It would mean longer intermittent breaks but a shorter summer vacation for students. US News & World Report

Last week, Education Week released their rankings of states based on education policy and attainment. This week, is it time to grade Obama on education? Huffington Post


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