August 22, 2012
Vol. 32, Issue 01
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Experts suggest test-makers will be challenged to write items that will measure the depth of knowledge expected.
Even charter backers worry that lax and inconsistent standards will undermine public confidence.
Chicago, Milwaukee, and New York have all relinquished multi-million-dollar federal grants intended to promote merit pay and professional development for educators.
Officials are balking at penalizing states for excluding high percentages of those students from the exams.
News in Brief
- New Center to Study Special Ed. Teachers
- Court Rejects Decree in L.A. Teacher Layoffs
- La. Boards Can Punish Uncooperative Parents
- Ohio Superintendent Resigns After Ethics Probe
- Appeals Court to Hear 'Boobies' Bands Case
- Penn State Conference to Address Child Abuse
- Prominent Allies Back Race in Admissions
- Wash. Court Nullifies Backpack Search
News in Brief
News in Brief
Schools suspend African-American students at three times the rate of their white peers, according to researchers.
Educators are going to door to door, retooling schools, and renting billboard space to keep and attract students.
Higher education lobbyists have joined forces to counter the direction federal rulemaking on Title II is going.
A decade after introducing programs that allow high school students to study on college campuses, the Guilford County district points to greater engagement and achievement among participants.
The new environments serve as labs for students to improve their digital-learning and 21st-century skills.
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A loose-knit group of educators and parents whose goal was to scuttle some federal policies is trying to establish a permanent foothold.
An education consultant recently told investors that states expected to score low on the upcoming common assessments are more likely to turn to private sector for help.
Latino school leaders make a case for stepping up attention on educational outcomes for Hispanic students.
The California Charter Schools Association wants to shut down 10 charters falling short of its academic benchmarks.
As the party conventions near, Rep. Paul Ryan's budget plan spurs debate on support for K-12 and colleges.
Even with changes made to the contest, rural advocates worry that small districts won't have the resources to compete.
The Garden State is creating a set of regional centers to monitor and intervene in its lowest-performing schools, but its approach is sparking some pushback.
PAGE 30 - Commentary
High schools can save money and headaches by finding alternatives to hiring short-term subs, John Fitzsimons writes.
In spite of the tendency to compare the two, the teacher-doctor analogy doesn't hold up, writes Lawrence Baines.
PAGE 31 - Commentary
After seven years, Jordan Kohanim quit the job she loved because she didn't have the time to be the teacher she wanted to be.
PAGE 36 - Commentary
Teacher pension systems need a significant overhaul, write Laura Overdeck, Arthur Levine, and Christopher Daggett.
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