November 7, 2007

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Students from low-income households could constitute more than half of K-12 enrollment in public schools nationally within 10 years, a report contends.
Superintendents and school principals nationwide are working to find the right balance in easing public concerns about a drug-resistant bacterium that has sickened students in dozens of states so far this year.
The threat of exposure by cellphone cameras has potential professional, as well as emotional, consequences for teachers.
Efforts to revise the law are mired in backroom negotiations in both the House and the Senate and show no signs of gaining the momentum necessary to ensure completion of the reauthorization in 2008.
News in Brief
Report Roundup
News in Brief
Report Roundup
News in Brief
Report Roundup
Private Schools
School employees are trying to resume a normal schedule for students and find ways of incorporating the disaster into their curriculum.
The world’s top-performing school systems and those coming up fast have a lesson to teach the others: Put high-quality teaching for every child at the heart of school improvement.
To stem concerns that minority students in Green Bay, Wis., lack teachers they can identify with, school officials have pledged to focus on recruiting and hiring nonwhite faculty members.
The 8,000-student Glastonbury school district outside Hartford, Conn., is now viewed as a model for meeting the demand for graduates with language skills and an understanding of other countries and cultures.
The dangers of bacterial infections—and the role of good hygiene in curbing them—are not news to athletic-department officials.
State Journal
For the first time, a draft of the state's science standards refer explicitly to evolution and describe the theory as crucial to students' understanding of the natural world.
The brochures for schools and parents seek to explain when concerns about a student may be shared.
Federal File
The candidates for the 2008 presidential nominations have not been as detailed about education policy as in some recent elections. But that doesn’t mean the stakes aren’t high.
Peter Hlebowitsh urges lawmakers to think about the potential side effects of educational interventions.
An improved No Child Left Behind Act should help the nation become a "learning society," Arnold Packer writes.
Standardized tests can well be part of the constellation of assessment, but should not overwhelm it, argues Mike Rose.
Robert C. Pianta encourages lawmakers to rethink how teacher quality is defined and assessed.

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