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July 16, 2007

Big Stories Of The Day (July 16)

Law makes state oversee failing schools New Haven Register It is far more specific than the federal No Child Left Behind law, which introduced nationwide testing goals and accountability measures. NCLB-Renewal Ideas Circulate on Capitol Hill EdWeek Rep. George Miller, D-Calif. has signaled to fresh...

July 13, 2007

Big Stories Of The Day (July 13)

Positive Trends Recorded in U.S. Data on Teenagers AP Fewer high school students were having sex and more were using condoms in 2005, according to the latest government report on the well-being of the nation’s children. Via Government Eyes Seat Belts for School Buses AP The government...

July 12, 2007

Big Stories Of The Day (July 12)

House moves to lower interest on student loans AP Legislation to lower interest rates on student loans and increase aid to poor people who want to go to college won House approval yesterday. Potter Has Limited Effect on Reading Habits NYT The truth about Harry Potter and reading is not quite a stra...

July 11, 2007

Big Stories Of The Day (July 11)

Texas to End High-School Exit Exams NPR The Texas legislature has voted to end one of the most controversial aspects of its school accountability system: exit-level exams that students must pass to get their high-school diplomas. Locke High's weary teachers face a hard multiple-choice test LA Times...

July 10, 2007

Big Stories Of The Day (July 10)

Public Schools Feed Multitudes in the Summer NYT The New York City school system has become one of the nation’s largest summer soup kitchens. Pilot Schools Setting More Hurdles Boston Globe Most of Boston's experimental pilot high schools, held up as a national model and acclaimed for outperformi...

July 09, 2007

Big Stories Of The Day (Monday July 9)

Not really that new or big, but more to come with Congress back in session... Advocates for Students With Disabilities Balk at Proposed NCLB Changes EdWeek Some fear high standards for such students could be sacrificed as states seek more flexibility in the law. Nutrition education ineffective USA...

July 06, 2007

Big Stories Of The Day (July 6)

Charismatic pol gets ovation, but GOPer Huckabee a hit, too Philadelphia Daily News The rock star of Democratic presidential candidates, U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, made his appearance yesterday before 9,000 delegates at the National Education Association convention, as did a long-winded local favorite,...

July 05, 2007

Big Stories Of The Day (July 5)

Many teachers dubious of merit pay Boston Globe Merit pay tied to student test scores seems all the rage in some educational [and journalistic] circles, but many teachers think it's an idea whose time hasn't come. In School Takeover, Newark Union Tries to Prove It’s Part of the Solution NYT The ...

July 03, 2007

Big Stories Of The Day (July 3)

Charter contract believed to be the first tying salaries to performance. Philadelphia Inquirer Three years after organizing, teachers at Camden's first charter school have settled their first contract: a three-year pact with performance incentives. Democrats: No Child Law Needs Overhaul AP They all...

July 02, 2007

Big Stories Of The Day (July 2)

'No Child' in the Crosshairs Washington Post (editorial) Act. The federal law is not perfect, but its architecture of But that's the approach being advocated by those who find fault with the No Child Left Behind... Newer Presidents See Role of Unions Changing, Study Finds EdWeek The changes are a...

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