Recess round-up: September 7, 2010

A daily dose of education news around the nation – just in time for a little mid-day break!

All-girls school: A new single-sex charter school in Denver will focus on “empowering girls and providing them opportunities denied in a co-ed setting.” (Denver Post)

School turnarounds: The New Haven (Conn.) Register takes a look at school-turnaround models through the eyes of parents and students.

Race to the Top: The clock is ticking, as lawmakers and teacher-union members in Florida must work to hit tight deadlines for the federal grant. (Orlando Sentinel)

Charter schools: A new charter in Indianapolis offers dropouts the chance not only to re-enroll in high school, but to earn some college credit, too. (Indianapolis Star)

Texting: The Las Vegas Sun imagines what classrooms would look like if texting is incorporated into day-to-day instruction.

College tuition: In “the state’s boldest move yet,” Northern Arizona University is opening a new year-round campus, where students can complete their bachelor’s degree in three years — and for 41 percent less than the usual cost.