House Panel Votes to Slash €Reading First€™ Aid EdWeek House Democrats want to put their own stamp on federal education spending by increasing Title I and other programs they favor and slashing Reading First and other priorities set by President Bush. The Class-Consciousness Raiser NYT In the nation’s classrooms, middle class teachers increasingly encounter poor students, often with disastrous results. Ruby Payne says she has the secrets to help them cross the great divide. Rating Education Gains Washington Post We seem to be doing a bit better educating our most disadvantaged students. But many educators think that is not ...

Campaign 2008 Santa Fe Reporter Challenges Richardson's Education Claims Richardson "Wins" Nonexistent Education Portion Of Dem Debate On The Hill "Finding, Grinding, & Minding:" How Ocean Spray Gets In The Schoolhouse Door Policy Watch Extending The Day Without Breaking The Bank Cheating, Charters, And More Cheating Teachers Threatened With Job Loss For Supporting Charter Everything I Needed To Know...I Learned From This Article NCLB News Achievement Up, Gaps Narrowed Since 2002 USA Today Overviews States' Testing Games What To Make Of The IES Comparability Report Lots Of New Details, Not So Many New Ideas Foundation Follies The Multiple Providers: The ...

In no particular order, some of the small but important things to glean from this week's slew of NCLB-related reports: (1) Why didn't the Secretary stop the IES from trampling over all the "good" CEP coverage with its comparability report? (2) Gotta love the "I'm not judging" rhetoric from the Secretary, who's still not convinced about national standards (for good reason, (3) Anyone else notice that high standards (NC) don't necessarily translate into higher achievement (SC just as high on NAEP)?, (4) Or, that Kennedy has already bigfooted Dodd on the national standards issue?, (5) Last but not least, I ...

Bucking the nationwide trend, the Chicago Tribune bought out three of the paper's four education reporters -- and then promptly shifted folks over from other beats to help the cause. Carlos Sadovi has been the courts reporter, which will give him an interesting perspective. He's also a Spanish-speaker. Johnathon Briggs has spent three three years on the Urban Affairs team. Congrats and condolences, per usual. The two are already being raked over the coals at my other blog,

The SchoolNet folks are having a big EduStat conference at Columbia that I've been reading about, and lo and behold there's John Bailey, who was for a short time the edtech guy at the USDE after Linda Roberts. Now he's apparently Gates Foundation big shot. Check it out....


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