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March/April 2006

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Vol. 17, Issue 5

NCLB mandates free services for kids at underperforming schools.

Vital statistics for career-minded teachers, from our Web site.

Policymakers, publishers, and parents push back against edu-speak.

School news from points across the globe.

Over the past decade, the standards movement has come a long way, though the push for accountability has meant different things in different places.

As a public school teacher on loan to the Smithsonian's new air and space museum, Margy Natalie relishes bringing her love of flying into the classroom. Includes a photo gallery.

Suffering from an incurable degenerative disease, Norma Jean Taylor can no longer walk, or even write legibly. But with help from students and colleagues, she remains a cornerstone of her school.

In India, families rich and poor see engineering college as the key to their children's future, and students endure punishing schedules to secure admission.

Book Reviews

An inner-city principal looks back at her push to introduce a private-school curriculum.


Texas law requires all elementary school students to learn about their community, but when 2nd grade teacher Marilyn Phillips looked for a book to anchor her lessons on Fort Worth, there was none. So she wrote her own.


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