The Daily Ed: September 13, 2012

Teachers unions cut spending on charter fight (Everett Herald)
When it comes to spending, the WEA is making the governor’s race and the 1st legislative district race priorities over Initiative 1240.

Chamber: Surprise ‘no’ to Eyman initiative (Seattle PI)
The Seattle Metro Chamber of Commerce voted against supporting Eyman’s I-1185, but in favor of supporting I-1240 in the upcoming election.

School-spending report almost ready for state’s high court (Seattle Times)
“The Legislature’s first report to the state Supreme Court on its progress toward paying the full cost of basic education for kids in public school won’t tell the justices anything new.”

Test scores rise as districts adopt tailored strategies (Spokesman Review)
Spokane area elementary schools have improved their science scores.

Everett, Monroe school boards OK teachers contracts (Everett Herald)
The Everett Herald looks in to the details of the teacher’s contract.

As Chicago Teachers Strike, Students Are on the Loose and at Loose Ends (New York Times)
In a city rife with violence and poverty, kids out of school are losing during the teacher’s strike.

Push to Add Charter Schools Hangs Over Strike (New York Times)
It appears that bringing more charter schools to Chicago is a sticking point for the strike.

Study: First generation immigrant children do better in school than US-born kids (MSNBC)
A new study found immigrant children do better than kids born in the United States. Reasons for this include a sense of sacrifice, tight knit communities, and dual culture.

David Who? Survey Finds Young Adults Lack World Knowledge (Education Week)
A new study finds that American students don’t hear much about the outside world, have trouble identifying world leaders.

Thursday Bonus: Dogs in Boots Compilation
This is not Schadenfreude. This is not Schadenfreude.

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