Over at the PEN NewsBlast, there are some measured thoughts about improving NCLB (but not abandoning it), and some links to stories about public attitudes towards spending on education (the public wants more!), the Petrilli about-face on NCLB, multilingual children, and the growth of NBC teachers (now nearing 8000). Over at the other end of the political spectrum, this week’s edition of The Gadfly includes the aforementioned telephone interview with me (see Russo On The HotSeat) and a critique of EdWeek’s “chances of success” index. Meanwhile, EdWeek reminds us that it’s not just NCLB that’s up for reauthorization, but also Head Start (Head Start Renewal Back on the Agenda in New Congress) and the HEA (Higher Education Act May Finally See Action).
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