Potter on Reform? Give Me a Break
Exposing ‘No Child’ Law’s False Equity Assumptions
Teacher Contracts, Student Needs
Catholic Enrollment Drops in Chicago
Ed. Trust Examines ‘High Impact’ Schools
Higher Education
Urban Districts
States, Districts Express Optimism in Meeting NCLB Deadline on Aides
International Forum Examines Asian Nations’ Math Strategies
Students’ Recitations Could Earn Them Big Bucks in New Poetry Contest
Spending Debate
Alabama to Produce Sportsmanship Guide
Governors’ Association Offers Adolescent-Literacy Grants
Bonus Round
Measure to Keep E-Rate Funds on Track
Former OCR Chief Is Dead at Age 85
Spellings: English-Learners Need More Help
Buffalo Chief’s Remarks at Issue
NCAA Task Force to Probe Scholarships, Diploma Programs
University of Kansas Drops Plan for Class on ‘Intelligent Design’
Los Angeles Board, Union Reach Agreement on Contract
Colo. Springs District Settles Lawsuit Over Gay-Straight Club
Texas District Chief Resigns After Arrest for Hidden Camera
Car Stipends Under Review
Mary Crovo
Francisco M. Negrón Jr.
Bill McDermott
Ann W. Armstrong
Guilty Plea on Red Lake Charge
More Than Half of American Teenagers Do Volunteer Work
Nationwide Standards Eyed Anew
Supplemental Help Can Be Hard to Find for Rural Students
Evolution Theory Well Represented in Leading High School Textbooks
Legal Drugs Pose Dilemma
Many States Include Evolution Questions on Assessments
Management Writer Applies Principles to K-12 Education
Promise of College Aid in Kalamazoo Praised; Potential Pitfalls Seen
Schools Have Only Mild Flu Symptoms So Far
Students to Tell of Success in Public Schools for Documentary Project
Report Critiques Evidence on School Improvement Models
Legal Fight Over Spec. Ed. in Baltimore Enters New Phase
Studying Abroad Can Delay Students’ Education Attainment
Texas School Finance Ruling Draws National Attention
Ohio Supreme Court to Rule on Charter Law
Suit Challenging NCLB Costs Is Dismissed
Ed. Dept. Web Site Is Matchmaker for Hurricane Aid
School of Faith
‘Basic’ Level Tough Going for Urban Pupils
Bond Ratings Another Worry for Gulf Coast Districts
When 19 Heads Are Better Than One
New-Teacher Support
What NAEP Can’t Tell Us About Charter School Effectiveness
In Struggling Schools, ‘Turnaround’ Leaders Off to Promising Start
Podcasting Craze Comes to K-12 Schools
New Orleans Reopens an Elementary School
Finance Suits Being Pursued in Conn., Mo.
Table: Missing the Mark
Table: Rating Municipal Bonds
Links in Education Week: December 7, 2005
Educate Inc. Puts Division Up for Sale
On Denver Pay Plan, Steps to Prevent Fraud
Is For-Profit Schooling Inimical to Democracy?
Education Entrepreneurs? Evidence Underwhelms
Retired Spec. Ed. Teacher Expresses Concerns
Let’s Not Forget Balance In Plotting School Success
Honors & Awards
Correction
NEA: Inflation Ahead of Salary Increases
Mental-Health Services
Teenage Volunteers
Early-Childhood Education
Online Teacher Training
Official in England to Order Teaching of Synthetic Phonics
Russian Panel Places Some Fault on Military for School Massacre
‘Academic English’ Seen as Key Skill
Improved Access to Rising Tide of Data Is Urged
Okla. Lawsuit Holds Up Play
Court Overturns Law on Idaho Union Dues
Delaware Sued Over Rules on Students With Disabilities
Montana Legislature to Hold Special Session on School Aid
Complaints Withdrawn
Mr. Clinton’s Neighborhood
Deadlines
Events
Pa. District’s Fate Debated in Court
School-Supplies Donor Marks Its Anniversary With Hurricane Relief
Delaware Foundation’s Program Seeks to Cultivate Parent Leaders
Online School-Donations Effort Aims to Boost Political Activism
Art Kits Go to Hard-Hit Mississippi Schools
U.S. Ed. Department Seeks Dismissal of NCLB Lawsuit
Teacher-Certification Organization Shakes Up Board of Directors
N.Y.C. Schools Report Lower Rates of Graduation for Blacks, Latinos
Settlement in D.C. Union Case Calls for Recouping Money
Arizona to Take Over District
Joan M. Raymond
Barbara Wasik
Robert C. Newhouse
Scoring Glitch in Illinois
Room to Maneuver
Actual Measure of ‘Highly Qualified’ Teachers Just Beginning to Come to Light Across Nation
Political Shifts Cloud Outlook for Renewal of Federal Education Law
Researchers Urge Broad View on How to Build Character
‘Blogs’ Catching On as Tool for Instruction
Blog Basics
High Court Won’t Hear Race Appeal
As Winter Settles in, Schools Explore Ways to Cut Energy Bills
School Seeks World-Class Rating for Energy Efficiency
Business and Academe Call for Encouraging Math, Science Interest
States Making Gains in International Studies
Texas Quits Group Amid Debate Over Gays
Kansas’ New Schools Chief Sparks Conflict
Report Details Benefits of Pre-K Programs
States Await Special Education Testing Rule
Department’s No. 3 Leaving Cleaner Financial House
Justices Weigh Colleges’ Right to Limit Military Recruiters
U.S., California Tussle Over Test Modifications
Science Standards Mediocre, Study Finds
Warning Issued on Student-Athlete Weight Practices
One-to-One Computing
The Rocky Year of Reading First
What Happened to Effort?
Teacher-Evaluation System Likely to Be Replaced in Miami District
Panel Examines Teacher Training
Volunteers Get Taste of Ingredients to Be an Effective Teacher
Some Ed.D. Programs Adopting Practical Approach
Lawsuit Targets Management of Black Educators’ Group
States Confront Definition of ‘Proficient’ as They Set the Bar for Lots of New Tests
Considering Race
High Court May Define ‘Adverse’ Job Action
Links in Education Week: December 14, 2005
Education Dept. Proposes Rule on ‘2 Percent’ Flexibility for Testing Students With Disabilities
Ed. Trust Examines ‘High Impact’ Schools
Despite Some Progress, Math and Reading Proficiency Still Eluding Students in Urban Schools
Higher Education’s Return on Investment Estimated for California
Online Professional-Development Approaches Compared
Study Examines Web-Based Training for Elementary Math Teachers
NEA Says Inflation Outpacing Teacher-Salary Increases
Survey Tracks Use of School-Based Mental-Health Services
Early-Childhood-Education Advocates Turn to Ballot Measures for Impact
Education Moving Away From Traditional Pay Systems, Report Says
NAEP Report Tracks Private School Performance
Leading Colleges Seen to Tailor Tuition to Student Financial Needs
Johnathan Williams
Kathy M. Hurley
Federal Report Finds Mixed Results on Adult Literacy
Study Sees U.S. as Competitive in Math and Science
Arthur E. Levine
Report Skeptical of Media Products for Young Children
Food Marketing Encourages Childhood Obesity, Report Says
Judge Says Arizona Must Spend More on English-Learners or Face Hefty Fines
U.S. Judge Rules Intelligent Design Has No Place in Science Classrooms
UNICEF Identifies Problems for Children in Developing Nations
Federal School Breakfast Program Experiences Major Growth
Linda Bennett
Education Spending to See Reductions in Fiscal 2006 Federal Budget
Education Trust Study Estimates Per-Pupil Spending Gaps
Carol F. Thomas
Federal Aid Goes to Public, Private Schools Hit By Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
Book Calls for Radical Changes in Teacher Ed. To Improve Student Reading
Danny F. Howe
Lack of New State Grants Hurts After-School Programs, Report Says
Disputes Over Charter Closures Winding Up in Court
Students With Disabilities Improve Test Performance