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October 03, 2007

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Get Congress Out of the Classroom NYT (Diane Ravitch) Unless we set realistic goals for our schools and adopt realistic means of achieving them, we run the risk of seriously damaging public education. Schools Embrace Ways to Help Environment AP Jacob Chapman hopes to plant a rooftop garden at Olath...

October 02, 2007

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National companies cash in with charters where the kids learn at home Las Vegas Sun Gathered by the pool at a Las Vegas community center, the parents and students swapped horror stories. Via EdNews. Rethinking e-monitoring after progress report LA Times A looming C on a midsemester assessment make...

October 01, 2007

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School struggles under rising federal standards San Deigo Union Tribune Two years ago, NCLB forced Principal Sylvia Gonzalez to replace 70 percent of her teachers at Balboa Elementary School in southern San Diego. Missouri Cited for Accountability Breakdown Title I Monitor The state of Missouri was...

September 28, 2007

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Teen Gets Perfect Scores on SAT, ACT USA Today During the 2006-07 school year, more than 2.2 million ACT tests were administered. Only 177 came back with a 36. And of the nearly 2.6 million SAT exams taken, only 335 came back with a 2400. Bill Clinton's bid to save the world LA Times The former pre...

September 27, 2007

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College Dwellers Outnumber the Imprisoned New York Times In a reversal from 2000, more Americans over all now live in college dormitories than in prisons. School crimes under wraps Seattle Post-Intelligencer Some serious crimes reported in the Seattle's public schools last school year -- includin...

September 25, 2007

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MacArthur Foundation awards 24 grants Associated Press A woman who helps students go to college with their "posse," a psychiatrist who treats combat veterans and a museum director on Alaska's Kodiak Island are among the 24 winners of this year's MacArthur Foundation "genius grants." Schools still r...

September 24, 2007

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Education and Schools Are a Focus for Edwards NYT John Edwards laid out a proposal to overhaul the education system on Friday, saying that poor children attend schools that are “separate and unequal.” New York Just Says No to Abstinence Funding NYT The decision puts New York in line with at lea...

September 21, 2007

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Thousands Protest in Support of Jena Six PBS Thousands marched in Jena, La. Thursday to protest charges against six black students accused of beating a white classmate. PLUS: Segregation Growing in American Schools NPR. Reading, writing, and rebellion Boston Globe Jonathan Kozol appeared shrunken ...

September 20, 2007

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Schools, colleges underreport crime Schools and colleges across the country do not report crime and violent incidents on campus consistently or accurately. Via Parents seek ban for 7th grade book Chicago Tribune Several dozen parents at a Southwest Side Chicago public scho...

September 19, 2007

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Two schools of thought on ‘No Child' Politico “We’re trying to ratchet up support and get other state associations to mobilize their constituents in the field. We are in attack mode.” Learning from Long Beach schools Los Angeles Times The city's school district is again recognized as among ...

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