I'm not sure that NCLB is at the top of conservatives' list of concerns right now, but it's interesting to see (in the Washington Times via the NH Insider) that concerns about the law from the right are just about the same as concerns about the law from the left. "Some conservatives on Capitol Hill are worried that President Bush will cut a deal with Democrats that would not only renew his education law, but also dramatically expand it, including perhaps more requirements for the high school level." Bush-Democrat alliance on education law feared...

Over at the PEN NewsBlast, there are some measured thoughts about improving NCLB (but not abandoning it), and some links to stories about public attitudes towards spending on education (the public wants more!), the Petrilli about-face on NCLB, multilingual children, and the growth of NBC teachers (now nearing 8000). Over at the other end of the political spectrum, this week's edition of The Gadfly includes the aforementioned telephone interview with me (see Russo On The HotSeat) and a critique of EdWeek's "chances of success" index. Meanwhile, EdWeek reminds us that it's not just NCLB that's up for reauthorization, but also ...

New score for young city musicians CSM The federal No Child Left Behind law identifies the arts as a core subject, but so far it's only holding schools accountable for reading, math, and science. Berklee College of Music, Carnegie Hall and the Juliard School are reaching out to offer free education. Report: Broader Skills Best for College Grads EdWeek As the federal government begins to nudge the higher education system toward greater accountability for student learning, a report outlines the skills college graduates need to be successful in the global economy. Study: Testing keeping some teachers from using news as ...

If you subscribed to Marc Dean Millot's New Education Economy, you'd already know about a new report from Eduventures on SES that describes how providers "hang on the whims of parents."  You'd know that the Florida teachers union (an NEA affiliate) gave Rod Paige's new outfit, the Chartwell Group, start-up funding via its pension fund investments. And you'd know which states made requests to modify their SY 2006 AYP calculations.And if you got his K12 Leads report, too, you'd have RFPs and other info coming out of your ears....

Governor: N.C. has more board-certified teachers than any other state Twelve percent of North Carolina's 11,325 teachers have reached National Board Certification, making it the tops in the nation in that respect, according to the governor's office. American City Business Journals/Charlotte, N.C. Va. district may refuse NCLB test for ELL kids MSNBC Fairfax County school officials are protesting a federal mandate that would require them to give most English-language learners reading tests that are as rigorous as those taken by students already proficient in English. Students barred from bus for speaking English CNN A school bus ...


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