Big Stories Of The Day
Save School Standards Washington Post (editorial)
Does this country want to make schools better -- or just make schools look better?
Schools Under Scrutiny Over Cheating NYT
At a time when the pressure to do well on standardized tests in public schools creates incentives to cheat, states are just beginning to look for the patterns that betray it.
Love for city schools New York Daily News
A survey of nearly 600,000 parents, teachers and students in city schools yielded some surprising results - about 90% of parents are happy with their kid's teacher, and only 1% want less test prep.
Rewriting History Textbooks Post-Sept. 11 NPR
Think back to those days in middle school: European and American history held sway, while the Middle East got no more than a mention. But the events of Sept. 11 changed all that.