The cool thing about the new USA Today education page, is, well, that there is one (Education). Now Greg Toppo's friends and family don't have to set up a Google alert to find his stuff. But more than that, there are all sorts of interactive and Web 2.0 features -- you can bump stories if you like them, or comment, of course. The postings all tell you how old they are ("2d 8h ago"). And -- my favorite part -- there's blog content from outside the paper in a section called "Other Voices From The Web." That ranks up ...

I'm the last to hear these things, but there's apparently a Senate HELP committee hearing today (Wednesday) with none other than Bill Gates as a star witness. "Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates will testify before the U.S. Senate HELP (Health, Education, Labor & Pensions) Committee on U.S. competitiveness. The testimony can be viewed live via webcast beginning at 9:30 a.m. EST. There's supposed to be a webcast here but I can't vouch for it. Here's the official site. Meanwhile, the teacher recruitment hearing took place on Tuesday, and featured all sorts of interesting witnesses like Bill Sanders, Jesse ...

It's a new national report a week, it seems, but this handy-dandy explainer from the Center on Public Education (part of NSBA) helps begin to sort things out a little: Round-up of National Education Report Cards. "The Center for Public Education has identified more than a dozen national "report cards" on various aspects of education from pre-kindergarten through college. While there is some overlap among many of them, they have different emphases and use different criteria for rating performance."...

The Science Goddess hosts the Carnival this week and it is as exciting as it always is! She does a fabulous job - just look at the comments section. Here's a glimpse: The Grading group immediately started their banter. There appeared to be a great deal of interest in this topic. “You know,” said DeHavilland, “maybe the issue isn’t grade inflation as much as it is the system. What would happen if teachers did the grading but there was an independent evaluator?” Joanne jumped in next. “That might at least be one way to take steps. I’m trying ...

Intel Competition Is Where Science Rules and Research Is the Key NYT More high schools around the country are teaching students how to do cutting-edge research, not just imparting textbook science, in some cases because they were inspired by the two old-timers. Companies match students with internships A slew of businesses have popped up to help match students with internships, charging hundreds to thousands of dollars to help them write resumes, identify potential employers and find summer housing. Rural Schools Affected By Battle over Bush Plan NPR Rural schools in California are facing a crisis because of a ...


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