Education Correction


June 06, 2006 1 min read

An article in Education Week’s Technology Counts 2006 on the data-collection system used by Philadelphia schools should have made a distinction between SchoolNet, an online instructional-management system that gives administrators, teachers, and parents access to student-level data, and SchoolStat, a performance-management system designed by the University of Pennsylvania’s Fels Institute of Government that involves monthly data-review meetings among administrators districtwide. (“Tip of Their Fingers,” May 4, 2006.)

A story in the May 17, 2006, issue of Education Week about a Florida education bill should have said that a report by a Florida Department of Education task force on improving high schools recommended a high school diploma that includes “an area(s) of specialization.” (“Florida Legislature Hands Outgoing Governor Partial Win,” May 17, 2006.)

An article in the May 24 issue on a research study comparing the performance of immigrant students in 17 nations misspelled the name of the study’s lead author. She is Gayle S. Christensen, a research associate at the Urban Institute in Washington. (“Immigrants in Developed Nations Lag Behind Native Peers in School,” May 24, 2006.)

An article in the same issue on the National Staff Development Council incorrectly stated the number of copies of “Standards for Staff Development” in circulation. It is 100,000. (“Staff-Development Group to Lose Veteran Leader,” May 24, 2006.)

A version of this article appeared in the June 07, 2006 edition of Education Week