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October 21, 2007

Best Of The Week

NCLB News Stale NCLB Coverage In The NYT Veto Threat Over NCLB Reauthorization Dentists Good, Dentists Bad On The Hill Investing In High-Quality Teacher Retention Taking On The Higher Ed Lobby Campaign 2008 Two Million Minutes Of High School UPK: Just Don't Call It Childcare Urban Education Forme...

September 30, 2007

The Best Of The Week

Read These First Needed: Better NCLB Politics -- Not More Policy Why Teach For America? Think Tank Hires Republican Education Staffer With Cool Glasses NCLB News Who Knew NCLB Was So Well-Liked? Better Politics -- Not More Policy Renaming NCLB Critic Explains Internal Union Dynamics Teachers &...

September 26, 2007

Is It Time For "Differentiated" Discipline Policies?

Lost in the hubbub surrounding the release and interpretation of this year's NAEP scores (yawn) is a fascinating and powerful story in the Chicago Tribune about what happens when researchers analyze another kind of performance -- suspension rates -- by race and poverty groups. The fact that black...

September 24, 2007

The Week Ahead In DC

There's not much on the Secretary's public schedule, but tomorrow the NAEP reading and math scores come out -- so much fun -- and it's rumored that a Kennedy discussion draft might come out soon. Less likely for this week, but something to look for, is the next iteration of the Miller reauthorizati...

September 03, 2007

Big Labor Day Roundup

Away from it all for a few days or even more these past few weeks? Me, too. To get you caught up in no time, here's a brief and highly selective guide to what you missed (not that much, actually): Back To School It's that time of year. NCLB Reauthorization Wall to wall coverage of the Miller p...

September 03, 2007

Labor Day Roundup: Back To School

Tips for starting the school year rightChristian Science Monitor Veteran teacher and author Coleen Fitzpatrick has advice for teachers and parents. Record Enrollment Is Projected, But Trend VariesEdWeek Schools in the West and the South will receive more students, while schools in the Midwest and t...

July 20, 2007

NCLB Implementation Roundup

Hawaii Gets No Break on School Test Scores Hawaii wanted to join seven states that are now evaluated under the so-called "growth model," which measures how much progress individual students make, rather than whether they hit arbitrary score levels in the federal No Child Left ...

July 20, 2007

Cheating In The News

Fascinated or appalled at all the cheating that seems to be going on these days? Check out Caveon Security's email "Cheating In The News," which showed up in my inbox this morning, including all the latest cheating news: Oakland charter school director resigns amid cheating scandal Inside Bay Area...

July 16, 2007

The Week Ahead

Though it's starting off slowly, the week ahead could be busy: EdWeek says that the Miller education bill could come out (see below). AEI's got an event today: The Impact of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) . Participants: Derek Neal, University of Chicago; Katherine Haley, Office of Rep. Pete Hoek...

July 09, 2007

The Week Ahead

If it's not about Iraq, health care, the campaign, or the environment, it doesn't seem like there's that much going on in DC these next few days. Fresh off her weekend in Aspen, the EdSec is going to Crystal City this afternoon to to talk about investing in children at the White House Conference on...

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