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"No Child" law and state reform Seattle Times
By the snail's pace on reauthorization of the federal No Child Left Behind Act, Congress appears flummoxed over how best to maintain strong academic expectations and state flexibility.

If wired right, computers do belong in classrooms LA Times
A buzzed-about U.S. Department of Education study released this month found that some popular software programs schools use to teach math and reading are pretty worthless.

Colleges should be more accountable for new teachers Providence Journal
Without a practical relationship, how can a college stay current with the needs of actual schools, districts and children? They can’t. They get incredibly out of touch and teach a lot of theory and methodology that has no practical application.

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