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Short $240,000 in a $1.4 million budget, the Edgemont School District in South Dakota cut three teachers, a principal, the gifted program, and full-time kindergarten. They asked for volunteers to coach sports.

Then they cut Fridays.

This tiny district will join 100 rural districts nationwide in operating on a four-day week to sav... [MORE]

New York Times
Cutting Class on Fridays to Cut School Budgets
June 8, 2002
http://www.nytimes.com/2002/06/09/education/09scho.html

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      Why the NCLB Summer Reading Imperative Is Wrong-Headed



      This letter is in response to the NCLB's new summer reading initiative, which is being piloted in South Dakota. You can find the press release from NCLB at http://susanohanian.org/show_nclb_news.html?id=353

      Sent to the Rapid City Jour... [MORE]

      — Andrea J. Cook
      Rapid City Journal
      Reading initiative aims to stanch summer brain drain
      2004-04-09

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