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British Study Tracks Effect of Class Size
Child-Welfare Spending
Early Obesity
Student Achievement
Catholic Officials Back Gay Parents
Fordham Cites Improvements in Standards
Lessons Being Readied to Explore Earth and Mars
PBS Series on Slavery Offers Links for Teachers
Online Teacher Center Launched in South
Nashville Partnership to Provide Training
Hispanic Children Focus of Panel
New York
California
Connecticut
North Dakota
Calendar Concerns
School Aid Increases; Finance Ruling Looms
Texas Officials to Investigate Allegations of Cheating
Florida Pre-K Bill Signed Into Law
Kentucky Will Pilot Online State Assessments
La. Regents Give $1 Million to Help Failing Schools
New Members of the Chorus
Bill Would Prohibit Pell Grant Change
The West Wing
Going for a Ride
Denver Teenager Dies After Cafeteria Stabbing
R.I. School District Asks Court for Guidance on Gay Marriage
New Mexico District Switches to Reporting ‘Performance Levels’
Phoenix Boot-Camp Operator Found Guilty in Boy’s Death
Calif. Public Schools to Post Notices on Adequate Conditions
N.Y.C. Mayor Claims Progress on Safety, School Performance
Correction
Obituary: Pioneer in Calif. Charter School Movement Dies
Barbara M. Hunter
Shared Family Meals Linked to Learning
M. Christopher Brown II
David A. Williams
Links in Education Week: Jan. 12, 2005
Educators See ‘Following the Leaders’ as Helpful
Project Draws Federal Money, Despite Doubts
New Report Details Not-So-Golden State of Calif. Education
Ethics Issues Snare School Leaders
U.S. Schools Find Lessons in Tsunami
District Software Purchase Sparks High-Level Shakeup at LeapFrog
Schools on Pacific Coast Prepare for Tsunamis
St. Louis District Faces Feuding School Board, Labor Unrest, Red Ink
Runoff Required for D.C. Union Election
NRC Publishes Follow-Up on Student Learning
Kansas Court Orders School Finance Fix
Minn. Adopts Mandate to Improve Charter School Oversight
Court: New Mexico May Offset Federal Impact Aid to Its Districts
Spellings Promises a Bipartisan Approach
Education Gala Part of Presidential Inaugural Week
Uniform Effects?
New Challenge to Pledge in Schools Filed
Assessing Student Performance in Charter Schools
10 Basic Rules for E-Rate Applications
Urban Mythbusters
Reciprocal License Bestowed on New Teachers
N.D., Utah Dispute Federal Findings on Teacher Quality
Elementary Youngsters Immersed in Russian Classes in Alaska School
Ed. Dept. Fines D.C. Schools on Test Choice
New York City Offers Firefighting 101 at New High School
Brain Research Invoked to Explain Teens’ Behavior
U.S. Bringing Iraqi Students and Educators to America
Ed. Tech. Plan Is Focused on Broad Themes
N.J. School Choice Debate Lays Out Issues, Divisions
Middle Managers: One District’s Success Story
Why Not Also Quantify Private Tutors’ Outcomes?
Richard DeLisi
Good and Bad News on Teenage Drug Use
Retention Research
Student Discipline
English Learning
Gaming Dominates State’s 2004 Session
Lawmakers Adopt K-12 Spending Limits
Governor Exercises Power Over Board
Flag Flap
Some 2004 Elections Still Being Settled
Judge OKs Agreement in Ala. Teacher-Test Case
Georgia Adopts Strategy for Its Charter Schools
Louisiana Governor Backs Abstinence Web Content
Indiana Test Scores See Little Improvement
First Teacher?
Web Site Tracks Legal Hurdles
The College Board Backs Off Threat
Environmental Lessons
Boarding Students Learn Outside Class
New Orleans Probe Yields More Charges
Detroit Lays Off Teachers in Step to Close Budget Gap
N.Y.C. Teacher-Contract Talks at Impasse, State Panel Says
Judge Ponders $8.71 Million Penalty to Settle E-Rate Fraud Charges
Elusive Candidate Assumes Seat on Orange, Calif., School Board
Name Challenged
Correction
Obituary: Influential Texas Critic of Textbooks Dies
Comments Sought for IDEA Rules
Measure Puts E-Rate Program for Schools Back on Track
Bush Signs Budget Bill Including Education Funds
Change Will Affect Eligibility for 2005-06 Pell Grants
Diploma Plan in Wyoming
Technical Difficulties
Evolution in Kansas
Utah Charter Caps
Sexual Behavior
Education Spending
Food Case Dropped
Curriculum Prompts Lawsuit
Louis R. "Skip" Miller
E. Reggie Smith III
Links in Education Week: Jan. 5, 2005
NAEP Study Fuels Debate Over Charter Schools
Table: Reading Comparisons
Table: Math Differences
Entrepreneurs’ Literacy Program Takes Off in D.C. Schools
Actual Cost of Salaries Figures Into Budgets for Oakland’s Schools
Settlement Reached in Pennsylvania Special Education Suit
Florida Special Session Yields Preschool Plan
Passions High as S.C. Finance Case Comes to a Close
Michigan to Use ACT or SAT in New High School Exam
Tennessee Governor Seeks Pre-K
An Education Reform Agenda for the Next Four Years—and Beyond
A Time for Mobilization and Fresh Ideas
How Bad Is Cheating?
Varsity Electioneering
Spellings to Face Senate Panel This Week
Education in Focus for U.S. Civil Rights Commission
Poor Math Scores on World Stage Trouble U.S.
T-Shirts on Gay Issues Spur Lawsuits
K-12 Finance a Top Priority in ’05 Sessions
Some Schools Start ‘Dieting’ Ahead of U.S. Rules
Chart: Budget Priorities
Chicago Resisting Federal Directive on NCLB Tutoring
NCLB’s Transfer Provisions Stymied, GAO Report Says
Table: International Scores
Company Matches Foreign Teachers and U.S. Schools
Education Leaders Council Aims for New Start
Teachers’ Unions in New York State Take Steps to Merge
References to Religion in Teacher’s Handouts Spur Calif. Legal Fight
Teens Unlikely to Meet Reading Goal, RAND Report Warns
Gates Foundation Expands Support for ‘Early College’ High Schools
Study: AP Classes Alone Don’t Aid College Work
States Criticized on Standards for Veteran Teachers
Report: High Schools Must Demand More
Miami Union Election Under Scrutiny by AFT, State
Report Faults Immigrant Instruction in 3 States
Quality Counts 2005 Examines Changes in School Finance
Wyoming Pragmatist Set to Lead Senate Education Panel
Some Fret as Congress Passes Measures on History, Civics Education
Winning Ways
Ohio Governor’s Role on NGA Team Is Questioned
A Passion for Teaching Cannot Be Taught
More Time in the Day for Giving Students More
Approach to Evolution Depends on ‘Worldview’
Terms of Debate
Teachers and Reform
‘No Child’ Law Is a Boon for Test Industry
K-8 Teachers Need to Be ‘Highly Qualified,’ Too
Bush Secretary-Designate Draws Readers’ Response
No-Shows Vex Camden Board
Now Voluntary, Language Courses Decline in England
Fewer Foreign-Exchange Students Coming to America
Success on PISA Breeds Little Confidence in Asia
Australia Won’t Rest on Reading Laurels
Ontario Scraps Test for New Teachers
Tokyo Schools to Require Community Service
Study Indicates High Levels of STD in Japanese Students
Schools in Singapore Take on Obesity
American in Paris
Parents’ Aid at Home Benefits Preschoolers
Girls and Drinking
Online Monitoring
Voted Out
Calif. College Official Named to Lead SREB
N.Y. Bill Would Criminalize Employee-Student Sex
Gov. Bush Proposes Middle School Reforms
Ban on Affirmative Action Gets Closer to Mich. Ballot
N.Y. State Regents Approve New Pre-K-8 Math Standards
Michigan Changes Test
Chiefs Issue NCLB Update
Ohio Teachers Board-Certified
Freshman Mixer
Kennedy Urges Opposition to GOP
First Public Meeting on IDEA Rules Is Set
Laundry Literacy
N.Y. Comptroller’s Report Blasts School Audit Firm
Phila. District Cleans House To Improve Teacher Hiring
Obituary: Test Developer Dies
Baltimore Schools Step Up Scrutiny After Hall Monitor Charged in Fire
Los Angeles District Honored for Human-Resources Overhaul
Nation’s Oldest School Supplier To Close Retail Stores in 17 States
Five Cities Receive Grants To Tackle Dropout Problem
Strike Looms
Stepping Down
No Show
Correction
Steve R. Parsons
Vehicle Safety
Ariz. Senator Targets Graduation Test
New Jersey
South Dakota
Vermont
Wisconsin
Arkansas
Alaska
Arizona
Idaho
Iowa
Kansas
Mississippi
Missouri
New Hampshire
Judy S. Seltz
Jan B. Blacher
Links in Education Week: Jan. 19, 2005
The Secretaries and Their Backgrounds
Spellings' Resume Brings New Twist to Secretary Post
In the Tsunami’s Aftermath, Schools Reopen And Rebuild
International Baccalaureate Program Launches Rebuilding Effort
Texas Takes Aim at Tainted Testing Program
Tsunami-Relief Groups Advise K-12
Schwarzenegger Budget Sparks Controversy
Department’s PR Activities Scrutinized
Bush Promotes Plan for High School Tests
HHS Shifts Oversight of Sexual-Abstinence Grants
Weighing Choices
Teacher’s Arrest Imperils Charter School
Winning Hearts and Minds
On Dropping AP Courses
Preschool’s Effects at 40
A Dialogue With the Governor and the Professor
Judge Orders Removal of Evolution Disclaimers
Colo. District Opts Out of NAEP, Despite Aid Forfeiture
Universities Team Up With Urban Districts to Run Local Schools
Mississippi Marchers Pressure Lawmakers on K-12 Aid
Federal Dietary Guidelines Encourage Physical Activity
Delivering the Message
Final Education Appropriations for Fiscal 2005
‘Supplemental Services’: A Provider Responds
Established Science vs. Philosophical Speculation
N.D. Students Build Addition to School
Tsunami Recovery Could Raise Building Costs
Colorado to Admit Its Top Graduates
Counselors Want Aid to Help Gay Students
Postsecondary Goals
Parental Notification
U.S. Asian Population
Healthy Choices
Colorado
Georgia
Ark. Bill Would Require Texts to Define Marriage
Va. Board Seeks Waivers From Provisions of NCLB
Calif. Regent Ward Connerly Closes Controversial Tenure
Undecided in N.C.
California Legislative Aid
New Mexico
Oregon
Rhode Island
Utah
Virginia
Wyoming
Massachusetts
Michigan Governor Seeks Chief’s Ouster
Out of Bounds?
Digging Deep
GAO: Charter Funds Need Monitoring
Bush Plans to Seek Pell Grant Increase
New USDA Boss
Move to UNICEF
Chicago Coach Wins Damages From Parent
Minn. District Ordered to Pay for Changing Teachers’ Benefits
Former N.Y. School Administrator Charged With Stealing From District
Seattle District Scrambles to Save Foundation Funds
Okla. Court Refuses to Hear Appeal in Curriculum Case
California Charter Teacher Denies Sexual Relationships With Students
St. Louis Teachers OK Contract; Pact Wards Off Threatened Strike
Complaint Dropped
Appeal on Stickers
Correction
Richard A. Ungerer
Education Abstracts Prompt Debate
Photo: Delivering the Ball
Alfonso Thurman
Caleb M. Schutz
Baltimore Spec. Ed. Efforts Questioned
School Alerts Utilize Web
Links in Education Week: January 26, 2005
Maine Rallies Behind Rules for Athletics
Private Schools Put Spotlight on Safety
Chart: Private and Public School Safety
‘Mixed Methods’ Research Examined
Calls for Revamping High Schools Intensify
N.J. Law-Enforcement Officers to Inspect Schools for Safety
Debate Over Charter Schools Rages in Mass.
New Texas Policy Cracks Down on Charters
Fla. Board Seeks Social-Promotion Ban in All Grades
Concern Escalates Over Wisconsin’s Rising Health Costs
Bush Plan Worries the Voc. Ed. Community
Education a Priority for Some Freshmen in Congress
Revised IDEA Shifts Control of Special Education Research
PR Contract Remains Under Scrutiny
Senate Confirms Spellings as 8th Secretary of Education
Inauguration Is Celebrated, From a Concert for Youth to Education-Themed Gala
Report Faults Colleges on Completion Rates
Chart: College Graduation Rates
The New Congress
An Edmonton Journey
Panel to View Detroit Schools as ‘Blank Canvas’
Nev. Superintendent Lands on List of Suspect Travelers
Putting Arts Education Front and Center
The Scientific Teaching of Reading
Racism Explained to My White Daughter
Site-Based Management in Edmonton: An Evolving Idea
'Hooked on Phonics’ Acquired by Educate Inc.
Online Surveys Give School Districts Quick Feedback
Teachers of Kindergartners Adapt to Full Days
Foreign-Language Study Loses Out in Bush Budget
Could New Hampshire Teach Us Something?
Even ‘Superteachers’ Aren’t Miracle Workers
California's 'Educational Nightmare': Taking Stock
Court Rejects Kansas School Financing System
New Lawsuit Challenges Pledge of Allegiance
State of the States
The Education Week Research Center Annual State Policy Survey
Chart: Test Mismatch
Elusive Answers
Chart: Education Lotteries
Revenue Limits
The Bottom Line
Table: New York Adequacy Studies
Table: Kentucky Adequacy Studies
Table: Maryland Adequacy Studies
Uncertain Costs
Chart: Price Check
Making Every Dollar Count
Chart: School-Level Data Collection
Weighty Decisions
Chart: Weighted Funding
Chart: Performance-Pay Pioneers
Salary Adjustments
Financial Freedom
How Education Week Graded the States
Sources and Notes
A Level Playing Field
Chart: Plaintiff Victory
Targeted Spending
Chart: State Strategies
Financial Evolution
Chart: Per-Pupil Expenditures
Chart: Spending Split
Chart: School Finance Litigation
Financing Better Schools
Adequacy Studies: Interpretation
Equity: Interpretation
Spending: Interpretation
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Finance Snapshots
Spellings Nomination Advances
Texas Launches Cheating Probe