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March 21, 2007

Morning Round-up March 21, 2007

'No Child Left Behind' losing steam CSM Conservative Republicans in the House and Senate introduced bills last week that allow states to opt out of most of the law's requirements, while keeping federal funding. Backers of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) say that move would gut the law. Fighting Over Wh...

March 20, 2007

Morning Roundup March 20, 2007

Charter School Effort Gets $65 Million Lift WaPo The donation will create 42 schools in Houston, TX and will make KIPP the largest charter school organization in the country. Project Launches 10-Year Initiative to Link Early Education, Economy EdWeek The $3.1 million project is the latest signal o...

March 19, 2007

Morning Round-up March 19, 2007

Preschoolers' Test May Be Suspended WaPo Congress is moving to end a standardized test backed by the Bush administration and given to hundreds of thousands of preschool children in Head Start programs each year, amid complaints from early childhood experts that the exam is developmentally inappropri...

March 08, 2007

Morning Round-up March 8, 2007

Education Dept. Is Urged to Explain Loan Subsidy NYT Lawmakers from both parties are pressuring the Education Department to explain why it let a student loan company keep $278 million in subsidies that an audit found improper. Bill Gates calls for ed-data center eSchool News America needs a Center ...

March 07, 2007

Morning Round-up March 7, 2007

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 interns...

March 06, 2007

Morning Round-up March 6, 2007

Homeschoolers Find University Doors Open Topix.net Under UC Riverside's new policy, homeschoolers can apply by submitting a lengthy portfolio detailing their studies and other educational experiences. Teens work late, long and in danger, study finds CNN.com U.S. youngsters aged 14 to 18 who work a...

March 05, 2007

Morning Round-up March 5, 2007

A call for separation of school and state Boston Globe Entitled to teach anything. That means, the judge ruled, that parents have no authority to veto elements of a public-school curriculum they dislike. They have no right to be notified before those elements are presented in class. U.S. Prosperity...

March 02, 2007

Morning Round-up, March 2, 2007

Bush To Visit Indiana To Tout "No Child Left Behind" Indychannel.com President George W. Bush will make a stop in southern Indiana in support of reauthorizing "No Child Left Behind." Bush will visit an elementary school in New Albany on Friday afternoon. 6News will have a crew at the event. Seeing ...

February 28, 2007

Morning Round-up February 28, 2007

State poised to OK school for Chinese immersion Boston Globe Children would spend the bulk of their school days speaking and learning core subjects in Mandarin Chinese in a proposed charter school founded by parents and educators who say children need to master Chinese to succeed in the future workp...

February 27, 2007

Morning Round-up February 27, 2007

Little Rock school case ends, 50 years after desegregation crisis LAT A judge in one of the nation's longest-running school desegregation cases released the Little Rock district from federal supervision Friday, nearly 50 years after President Eisenhower sent in troops to escort nine black students i...

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