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June 29, 2007

Big Stories Of The Day (Friday June 29)

Teachers Target Bush's No-Child Law for Change Under Democrats ``The American public and educators agree -- Congress needs to change No Child Left Behind,'' said association President Reg Weaver, a former middle school teacher. Charter schools booming in the suburbs Philadelphia Inquirer Once found...

June 28, 2007

Big Stories Of The Day (June 28)

Spellings favors wiggle room for schools USA Today The U.S. Education Secretary has proposed a way of evaluating schools that would differentiate between schools that are close to meeting state standards and those that are underperformers. Union to Help Charter Firm Start School in the Bronx NYT A ...

June 27, 2007

Big Stories Of The Day (June 27)

States Urged on Teacher Qualifications AP Even as states are erecting barriers that could prevent qualified people from teaching, they also are making it too easy for unqualified people to get in, the report says. Just three states - New Jersey, New Mexico and New York - require new teachers to pas...

June 26, 2007

Big Stories Of The Day (Tuesday June 26)

Experts Analyze Supreme Court Free Speech Rulings PBS The Supreme Court ruled to loosen restrictions on campaign ads and tighten limits on student speech Monday. Two law professors weigh in on what the rulings mean for the nation, and what they indicate about the justices' take on First Amendment ri...

June 25, 2007

Big Stories Of The Day (June 25)

The Report Card PBS NOW returns to Lafayette Academy, a charter school where students and teachers have struggled in the past school year with mismanagement [Mosaica] and a lack of resources. NOW also visits the fifth graders at KIPP Believe College Prep, part of a successful national charter school...

June 22, 2007

Big Stories Of The Day (June 22)

Voucher Use in Washington Wins Praise of Parents NYT Students who participated in a federally financed school voucher program did not perform significantly better academically but their parents were satisfied anyway. ALSO: Voucher Students Show Few Gains in First Year Washington Post Schools Awa...

June 21, 2007

Big Stories Of The Day (June 21)

2300 schools face 'No Child' overhaul AP Nationwide, about 2,300 schools are either in restructuring or are a year away, according to a database provided to The Associated Press by the Education Department. Ed Department: states not meeting special-ed law requirements AP Fourth-fifths of the states...

June 20, 2007

Big Stories Of The Day (June 20)

Education Week: To Know NCLB Is to Like It, ETS Poll Finds Ed Week Once the interviewer mentioned the law’s focus on standards and accountability, requiring highly qualified teachers, and other details, 56 percent said that they viewed the law favorably. Thirty-seven percent still opposed it. Plus...

June 19, 2007

Big Stories Of The Day (June 19)

Interview With Education Secretary Margaret Spellings Real Clear Politics I recently had the opportunity to interview Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings about the administration's push to reauthorize the No Child Left Behind Act. Mental Health Consultants for Preschools Surprise with Their S...

June 18, 2007

Big Stories Of The Day (June 18)

Long Reviled, Merit Pay Gains Among Teachers NYT Minnesota’s $86 million teacher professionalization and merit pay initiative got a lift when teachers voted overwhelmingly to expand it in Minneapolis. For Bush, 'No Child' a hard act to follow Baltimore Sun But his push this year to renew the law ...

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