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Monday Morning News (March 12)

Bush Claims About NCLB Questioned EdWeek
The student-achievement results the president recently cited are from a single subsection of the National Assessment of Educational Progress and tentative Reading First data.

Some parents pay to pull kids out of class for trips CNN
Tired of parents pulling their kids out of school for a ski trip or a visit to Disneyland, one local school system is billing them for the missed class time at $36.13 per day.

Modern-Day 3 R's: Rules, Rules, Rules Wash Post
At Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, students can't just randomly stroll out to their cars to fetch a textbook or some other forgotten item. They need a pass because authorities worry about what might be stashed in the parking lot.

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