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July 30, 2007

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Such as they are... Stemming the Summer Slide Washington Post Summer can be the enemy of the schoolteacher: Students forget their math. They stop reading. And in the case of those with limited English skills, they lose their newly acquired words. Simple Safety Solution: Classroom Locks MSNBC Safet...

July 27, 2007

Big Stories Of The Day

No Child law runs into GOP revolt Gannett News Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee, is set to outline his changes to the law Monday and is expected to propose legislation in September. Studying math improves science scores MSNBC Students who had more ma...

July 26, 2007

Big Stories Of The Day

Major Study of City Schools Shows Charters in Lead NY Sun Researchers took advantage of New York City charter schools' popularity -- applications outnumber available seats, on average, 3 to 1 -- comparing students who applied and were accepted through a random lottery to students who were rejected. ...

July 25, 2007

Big Stories Of The Day

Besides the curriculum narrowing story, of course.... 2 New Jersey School Districts Regain Some Local Control NYT The state will continue, however, to oversee academic instruction in the Newark and Jersey City public schools. Via How Schools Get It RightBaltimore Sun Tucked amid a bloc...

July 24, 2007

Big Stories Of The Day

First Lady Makes Rare Foray Into Lobbying for ‘No Child Left CQ Complicating the lack of movement are significant policy debates that have emerged between Republicans and Democrats, particularly over the weight standardized testing should be given in determining adequate yearly progress — the ce...

July 23, 2007

Big Stories Of The Day

Students Want Presidential Hopefuls to Make Education a Priority AP via EdWeek A group of S.C. honors students videotaped a question to candidates for the upcoming debates. Test mess entangles school St. Pete Times Some 28 severely disabled children are at the center of a controversy that has pushe...

July 20, 2007

Big Stories Of The Day (July 20)

Edwards touts diverse schools plan in Rust Belt cities AP The plan calls for beefing up inner-city magnet schools to attract suburban kids, and providing extra money for schools in middle-class areas as a reward for enrolling more low-income students. Ten schools join state plan to lengthen school ...

July 19, 2007

Big Stories Of The Day (Thursday July 19)

Edwards Pushes Better Education for Poor EdWeek Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards has called for measures to strengthen education for poor children and make schools more economically diverse in order to fight poverty. DC Conference Centering On Vouchers NY Sun Giving private school vou...

July 18, 2007

Big Stories Of The Day (July 18)

NCLB Seen as Curbing Low, High Achievers' Gains EdWeek "This is the irony of the `soft bigotry of low expectations,`” he added, quoting a line from President Bush. “Having lower standards is actually beneficial to low-advantage children." College Board Tries to Police Use of ‘Advanced Placeme...

July 17, 2007

Big Stories Of The Day (July 17)

No Child's authors work on a revision Boston Globe "Everything's up for review," said Miller , Democrat of California and chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee. Limelight Has Eluded Fired D.C. Schools Chief Washington Post It's been a tough month for former D.C. school superintendent ...

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