Friday's ed news:
Parents are rushing to buy bullet-proof backpacks  for their children.
The U.S. Department of Education took four years to release data indicating federal preschool program Head Start does not benefit students.
A tax-sponsored Colorado university gives illegal immigrants cheaper tuition  than U.S. citizens.
Middle-school students in Maine start using a computer program for math homework .
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Atlanta Public Schools must top withholding local property tax money from charter schools,  a judge has ruled.
Thursday's ed news:
2. No law can stop evil like the Newtown shooting .
3. Investigative reporting reveals Wall Street financial game-players unethically influence government rules  on for-profit colleges and make a windfall.
4. Tennessee’s governor is hedging on his support for vouchers .
5. During a budget crisis, a Virginia Beach school district spent $300,000  on hotels, flights, local restaurants, and Weight Watchers.
6. A Minnesota exemption allows guns in schools .
7. College diversity requirements penalize Asians  for performing better.
8. Early adopters of test score-tied teacher evaluations  discuss what does and doesn't work.
9. Indiana charter school  students score higher than their traditionally schooled peers.
10. The Common Core will mean fewer U.S. students ever read Charles Dickens , write Charles Chieppo and Jamie Gass.
Wednesday's top ten:
1. Chicago teachers union president Karen Lewis says a non-union program placing elite college graduates in urban schools “kills” like the Newton school shooting . Meanwhile, Chicago reporters refuse to report union workers marching with socialist signs .
2. Did Wisconsin’s controversial Act 10 lead to a wave of double dippers  collecting state pensions and wages simultaneously?
3. A Louisiana judge upholds  most of the state’s tenure reforms.
4. South Carolina  and Texas  join the states considering legislation to let teachers bear arms. Virginia's governor said it's something to think about . Teachers are flooding gun classes . Michigan's governor vetoed a bill to let teachers concealed carry , saying it didn't allow hospitals and daycares to opt out.
5. The Ohio senate passes an A-F school grading  system.
6. Minnesota students can’t pass a basic high school math exam  to graduate, so instead of addressing their problems educators argue the exam should be dropped.
7. American education is no longer the great equalizer .
8. The Chicago Tribune publishes an internal document hinting at the city's school closing plan .
9. The nation’s largest teachers unions are going to show teachers how to teach the Common Core  national education standards.
10. Why going to college won't necessarily increase your income .
Tuesday's ed top ten:
1. Resources for schools and parents on how to help children respond to the Connecticut school shooting . In 2008, a Texas school district let teachers concealed carry. 
3. "Right-to-work legislation gives people more liberty, and therefore more ability to pursue happiness, by making our associations voluntary instead of forced."
4. The Wisconsin Department of Education wants $19,969.49 to tell taxpayers about its diversity initiative.
5. Ending suspensions would exacerbate racial achievement gaps and disproportionately harm African-American students by increasing classroom disruption and reducing learning in predominantly-black schools.
6. Some people irrationally fear business involvement in education. 
7. A task force of 25 states recommends that teacher preparation and evaluation be tied  to the Common Core.
8. Test makers are considering how to learn more information about children than just their achievement, such as family income, access to the Internet, and number of books in the home.
9. The University of Missouri fights to keep course outlines secret .
10. Parents volunteer hours  in school are valued at $54 billion.
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