January 30, 2008

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In an era when the U.S. Supreme Court is putting sharp limits on race-conscious student-assignment policies, the guidance from an upcoming book is bound to draw detractors.
The move is considered a success by those interested in chipping away at the public-policy change made by a 2005 U.S. Supreme Court decision on the issue.
Tech literacy does not factor into the law’s school accountability provisions, and most states do not administer separate tech-literacy tests statewide.
The National Education Association is ready to spend $40 million this election year. But it isn’t ready to endorse a candidate for president.
News in Brief
Report Roundup
Report Roundup
News in Brief
A new study contends that the city's private-school-voucher program produces high school graduates at significantly higher rates than those who attend regular secondary schools
Alternatives are crucial when public schooling is closed to non-Arabs.
A majority of U.S. voters agree that building students’ imaginations is as important as teaching them the academic basics, a poll found.
New York City is collecting data to measure the performance of 2,500 teachers based on how well their students perform on tests, but the experiment is under fire from the local teachers’ union.
Preschool & After School
State of the States
State education officials are working on a model curriculum for K-8 as required by legislation adopted last year that set state standards in core subjects.
State Journal
Georgia's governor wants to add parental aides to his anti-dropout initiative.
State of the States
Federal File
This term will be substantially less momentous for education than the court’s 2006-07 term.
A court ruling that revived a major legal challenge to the No Child Left Behind Act is drawing sharply differing interpretations from Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings and advocates for states and school districts.
The National College Advising Corps places recent college graduates in high schools to help low-income students navigate the college-admissions process.
Stephanie Perrin lauds the quality of the intellectual, spiritual, cultural, and professional skills developed by an education in and through the arts.
Mark Simon & Naomi Baden comment on Tom Mooney’s legacy in the teachers’ union movement.
Richard F. Elmore explains how to make the content and pedagogy of leadership-preparation programs match the aspirations of reformers.

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