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June 15, 2007

Big Stories Of The Day (Friday June 15)

Not really any single big story today, but.. Explosives Are Found in Lockers in New Jersey School NYT A bomb squad defused 16 gunpowder-filled devices at Wayne Valley High School after 1,400 students were removed from the bulding. Do longer hours equal more learning? Christian Science Monitor Pres...

June 14, 2007

Big Stories Of The Day (Thursday June 14)

Evidence thin on student gains from NCLB tutoring Ed Week Five years after the No Child Left Behind Act became law, there's still a dearth of research evidence to show whether one of the federal measure's least-tested innovations?a provision that calls for underperforming schools to provide after-sc...

June 13, 2007

Big Stories Of The Day (Wednesday June 13)

Fenty's Picks Have Ties to System, And Its Reforms Washington Post The two top people chosen to lead the D.C. public schools under Mayor Adrian M. Fenty are both from a program that has played a leading role in streamlining the school system's troubled human resources department. PLUS: More Critic...

June 12, 2007

Big Stories Of The Day (June 12)

States Looking to Expand Charter Schooling PBS States are increasingly requesting federal support for charter schools -- publicly funded schools that are given more autonomy than their peers. The NewsHour looks at the movement to create the schools and questions raised about their effectiveness. [M...

May 25, 2007

Big Stories Of The Day (May 25)

How to Fix No Child Left Behind TIME It's countdown time in Philadelphia's public schools. Just 21 days remain before the state reading and math tests in March, and the kids and faculty at James G. Blaine Elementary, an all-black, inner-city school that spans pre-K to eighth grade, have been drillin...

May 17, 2007

Everyone's Got Different Takes On NAEP Scores

Everyone's got slightly different things to say about the NAEP history and civics scores released yesterday: Basic scores are up, but not proficient or advanced. NCLB is holding history back, or helping kids read better. Younger kids are doing better than last time, but not older kids. You get t...

April 13, 2007

Morning Round-up April 13, 2007

Education Chief Orders Ethics Check WaPo U.S. Education Secretary Margaret Spellings has launched reviews of the department's ethics and financial disclosure policies in response to questions raised through far-ranging investigations of the student loan industry. Bush Defends No Child Left Behind A...

April 12, 2007

Morning Round-up April 12, 2007

Usefulness of education research questioned USAT More than five years after President Bush's No Child Left Behind law told educators to rely on "scientifically based" methods, the science produced is often inconclusive, politically charged or less than useful for classroom teachers. Student Loan Gi...

April 10, 2007

Morning Round-up April 10, 2007

New Orleans: Looking for a few good principals USAT A non-profit group retained to recruit 40 new principals for New Orleans Public Schools is using an unusual lure: A year-long, intensive training residency before candidates even take over schools — plus bonuses that could add up to nearly $40,00...

April 09, 2007

Morning Round-up April 9, 2007

Education Dept. Official Under Scrutiny in Student Loan Probe WaPo The U.S. Department of Education is investigating a senior official in its financial-aid office who owned about $100,000 worth of stock in a student loan company. Simplified exams OK'd for more students AP The Bush administration is...

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