Education Correction


September 20, 2005 1 min read

A State Capitals news brief in the Aug. 10, 2005, issue of Education Week (“N.C. Schools Get Fiscal Boost”) misidentified the political party of North Carolina Gov. Michael F. Easley. He is a Democrat.

A story in the Sept. 14 issue on concerns about U.S. students’ performance (“U.S. Leaders Fret Over Students’ Math and Science Weaknesses”) gave an imprecise title for The Manufactured Crisis: Myths, Fraud, and the Attack on America’s Public Schools, the 1995 book by David C. Berliner and Bruce J. Biddle.

An item on Hurricane Katrina fund-raising in the same issue (“Grassroots Efforts Aim to Aid Storm Survivors”) incorrectly identified the intended recipients of the “Beads 4 Needs” program. Money raised will go to displaced students and storm-damaged schools. The item should have made clear that the nonprofit group was started by Jaemi Levine of Coral Springs, Fla., and her teenage daughters, and that schools and universities in Florida, Indiana, and Ohio are taking part in the effort.

A version of this article appeared in the September 21, 2005 edition of Education Week