Business leaders are increasingly concerned about the United States' ability to keep pace economically with countries such as China and India. They, along with leaders from education, government, and the nonprofit sector, called last week for combining their K-12 education efforts to better prepare students for the workplace.
September 2005 Archives
A growing number of students with disabilities are being excluded from federal accountability provisions, driving up the number of public schools able to make adequate yearly progress but raising questions about the pledge to leave "no child behind." Yet-to-be-published analysis found that more than 80 percent of schools that made AYP under the federal law in 2003 or 2004 did so without having to meet standards of proficiency for their special education students as a separate subgroup.
In this special edition of Talkback, we'd like to ask you offer your comments on how Hurricane Katrina has affected you as an educator or parent and how you or your school is responding to the crisis.