Education

Education Week Roundup, Dec. 12

December 12, 2007 1 min read
  • Save to favorites
  • Print

The debate over NCLB’s future remains dormant. The pages of the current issue of Education Week reflect the lack of action.

The top story is on the expansion of the U.S. Department of Education’s growth model pilot project (‘Growth’ Pilot Now Open to All States). (See blog items here and here.) All states may not be ready to join the pilot now, but Scott R. Palmer, a Washington attorney who advocates for states, suggests they’re moving toward being ready to do so in the next few years.

In Federal File, I note that advocates of high school reform are heartened by the variety of proposals to improve secondary schools. But they don’t want to wait until NCLB is reauthorized for them become law (Advocates Putting Lens on High School in NCLB Renewal).

In the commentary section, Joseph A. Aguerrebere Jr., Paul D. Houston, and Gerald N. Tirozzi argue that NCLB should endorse an effort to create professional standards defining the skills of an effective principal (Toward the ‘Highly Qualified’ Principal). Congress should avoid the mistakes of the current law’s “highly qualified teacher” rules, which give states the power to write their own definitions. The next NCLB should finance a process to set national standards for an effective principal, the authors argue.

That’s all folks. This has been the shortest roundup of NCLB news in the short history of this feature. We’ll have a larger menu of NCLB news for the final issue of 2007, I promise.

A version of this news article first appeared in the NCLB: Act II blog.

Events

School Climate & Safety K-12 Essentials Forum Strengthen Students’ Connections to School
Join this free event to learn how schools are creating the space for students to form strong bonds with each other and trusted adults.
This content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.
Sponsor
Reading & Literacy Webinar
Creating Confident Readers: Why Differentiated Instruction is Equitable Instruction
Join us as we break down how differentiated instruction can advance your school’s literacy and equity goals.
Content provided by Lexia Learning
This content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.
Sponsor
IT Infrastructure & Management Webinar
Future-Proofing Your School's Tech Ecosystem: Strategies for Asset Tracking, Sustainability, and Budget Optimization
Gain actionable insights into effective asset management, budget optimization, and sustainable IT practices.
Content provided by Follett Learning

EdWeek Top School Jobs

Teacher Jobs
Search over ten thousand teaching jobs nationwide — elementary, middle, high school and more.
View Jobs
Principal Jobs
Find hundreds of jobs for principals, assistant principals, and other school leadership roles.
View Jobs
Administrator Jobs
Over a thousand district-level jobs: superintendents, directors, more.
View Jobs
Support Staff Jobs
Search thousands of jobs, from paraprofessionals to counselors and more.
View Jobs

Read Next

Education Briefly Stated: April 17, 2024
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
8 min read
Education Briefly Stated: March 20, 2024
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
8 min read
Education Briefly Stated: March 13, 2024
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
9 min read
Education Briefly Stated: February 21, 2024
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
8 min read