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November 02, 2007

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Prospects Fade for NCLB Bill in 2007 EdWeek Efforts to revise the law are mired in backroom negotiations in both the House and the Senate and show no signs of gaining the momentum necessary to ensure completion of the reauthorization in 2008. Knives, Not Guns, Have Been Weapon of Choice, Study Find...

November 01, 2007

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Bush administration turnover plays like Survivor: Texas Houston Chronicle With Karen Hughes' resignation announcement Wednesday, nearly every prominent Texan who came to Washington with President Bush has left the administration. Wis. teacher protests NCLB law by sitting out testing; discipline thr...

October 31, 2007

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Standardized high school exit exams put states to the test USA Today Twenty-two states have some type of exit exams; four are phasing them in. But the tests are proving controversial. Maryland has delayed exams by two years. The state Board of Education meets today and Wednesday to decide whether to...

October 30, 2007

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South's schools swell with poor kids News & Observer For the first time in more than 40 years, the majority of children in public schools in the South are poor, according to a report released today. In 11 states, over half of students live in poverty. A juggling act on No Child Left Behind Los ...

October 29, 2007

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A Whole School Left Behind Washington Post But in Como and other poor, rural districts around the country, the law's regimen of testing and sanctions has had little, if any, effect. Minnesota Plan Gives Scholarships for Child Care NPR A new initiative in St. Paul, Minn., aims to make high-quality e...

October 26, 2007

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Student's death likely caused by staph infection CNN A middle school student from Brooklyn died Thursday, probably from the staph infection MRSA, according to the New York City Health Department. Video shows student shooting 2 victims at Cleveland school AP His face concealed by a white hooded swea...

October 25, 2007

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Senate Reverses Bush's Cuts to Education, Health as Veto Battle Looms Edweek Senate gave bipartisan approval to a spending bill that totals over $600 billion and reverses a raft of cuts sought by Bush to special education, health research. Ideals meet politics in public schools debate Tribune (opin...

October 24, 2007

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Ed. Dept. Requires Changes in Race, Ethnicity Reporting EdWeek Schools must update as needed their method of student-data reporting to the Education Department no later than the 2010-11 school year—one year later than was announced when the guidelines were proposed last year. A Chance to Dream NY...

October 23, 2007

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Band Teacher’s Abuse Scars Family, Splits Community EdWeek Immediately after news of one teachers arrest hit in January 2005, people began questioning the girls' motives: Why didn't they come forward sooner? Were they really telling the truth? Noose Sent to Black Principal at Brooklyn School NYT...

October 22, 2007

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Sex Abuse a Shadow Over U.S. Schools AP An investigation by the Associated Press has found more than 2,500 cases over five years in which educators were punished for actions that ranged from bizarre to sadistic. Oprah's school in scandal News24 South Africa Henley-On-Klip - A matron at Oprah Winfre...

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