A school district that is a finalist for the soon-to-be announced $1 million 2011 Broad Prize for Urban Education is embarking on a public relations effort—funded with U.S. government and Gates Foundation money—to end public opposition to its school reform program, which includes a slew of new standardized tests, the Washington Post reports. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District in North Carolina is using Race to the Top money—which wasn’t intended to fund public relations efforts—and $200,000 in Gates Foundation money for the campaign…

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Meris Stansbury is the Editorial Director for both eSchool News and eCampus News, and was formerly the Managing Editor of eCampus News. Before working at eSchool Media, Meris worked as an assistant editor for The World and I, an online curriculum publication. She graduated from Kenyon College in 2006 with a BA in English, and enjoys spending way too much time either reading or cooking.