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Big Stories Of The Day (June 19)

By Alexander Russo — June 19, 2007 1 min read

Interview With Education Secretary Margaret Spellings Real Clear Politics
I recently had the opportunity to interview Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings about the administration’s push to reauthorize the No Child Left Behind Act.

Mental Health Consultants for Preschools Surprise with Their Success Courant
States across the nation have experimented with placing mental health experts in preschool classrooms for about a decade. But while such programs can cost millions and look good, nobody has ever been sure they work.

California Schools Collect Student Data to Help Kids NPR
Two schools in California hope collecting data on students’ progress will enable teachers to tailor an instructional program that will help students succeed on state-mandated skills tests.

Schools Plan to Pay Cash for Marks NYT
New York City students could earn as much as $500 a year for doing well on standardized tests and showing up for class in a new program to begin this fall.

High-fives violate ‘no-touching’ policy at school CNN
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