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September 18, 2007

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Kozol holds fast to 'No Child' protest USA Today The former teacher and author of books such as Savage Inequalities says he has lost 29 pounds on a mostly liquid diet. As Duties Grow, Principals Face Mounting Pressures NPR Faced with a principal shortage, many districts are creating mentoring progr...

September 17, 2007

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Alabama Plan Brings Out Cry of Resegregation NYT fter white parents in this racially mixed city complained about school overcrowding, school authorities set out to draw up a sweeping rezoning plan. The results: all but a handful of the hundreds of students required to move this fall were black — a...

September 14, 2007

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No Gifted Child Left Behind? Time Nearly half of lower-income students in the top tier in reading fall out of it by fifth grade. Thompson: Leave No Child Left Behind behind Baltimore Sun Today, Fred Thompson, the former senator from Tennessee and television and film star who has entered the campaig...

September 13, 2007

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On education, Giuliani has a troubling record LA Times When he campaigned for mayor, he vowed to fix the schools, cut crime and boost the economy. Today, the city is safer and has more jobs. But New York City schools remain troubled. Utah May Swap Standardized Tests for Online Exams Salt Lake Tribu...

September 11, 2007

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Teachers and Rights Groups Oppose Education Measure NYT A draft House bill to renew the federal No Child Left Behind law came under sharp attack from civil rights groups and the nation’s largest teacher unions. PLUS: NCLB Reauthorization now a "war" DFER States Move Toward Closer Scrutiny of Pr...

September 10, 2007

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Save School Standards Washington Post (editorial) Does this country want to make schools better -- or just make schools look better? Schools Under Scrutiny Over Cheating NYT At a time when the pressure to do well on standardized tests in public schools creates incentives to cheat, states are jus...

September 06, 2007

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See other posts for NCLB reauthorization coverage. States investing more in Pre-K education Boston Globe In just the past few months, governors and lawmakers from more than a dozen states have sealed deals to spend far more public money on childhood education. Blacks in suburbs failing Md. exams ...

September 05, 2007

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With Start of a New School Year, Excitement and Jitters NYT Ask kids what they feel about the first day of school, and they’ll tell it from the heart. Humble Origins, Influential Posts Shape Views of New Gates Chief EdWeek Vicki L. Phillips is often described as a decisive leader with a deep unde...

September 04, 2007

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Iraq veteran sues over school job Sacramento Bee A soldier who served a tour of duty in Iraq and Kuwait claims that the Sacramento City Unified School District failed to give him his job back when he came home in July 2006, according to a federal complaint. Via Democrats Try to Soften ...

August 17, 2007

Big Stories Of The Day

Teachers Grapple with Attaining Education Law's Goals PBS NewsHour John Merrow's series looks at how some of the country's best teachers are dealing with the No Child Left Behind law. Reading Curricula Don'™t Make Cut for Federal Review EdWeek None of the most popular commercial reading programs o...

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