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Big Stories Of The Day (June 21)

By Alexander Russo — June 21, 2007 1 min read

2300 schools face ‘No Child’ overhaul AP
Nationwide, about 2,300 schools are either in restructuring or are a year away, according to a database provided to The Associated Press by the Education Department.

Ed Department: states not meeting special-ed law requirements AP
Fourth-fifths of the states are falling short of federal requirements for educating students with disabilities, the Education Department says.

Teacher Turnover Costs Systems Millions, Study Projects Washington Post
An independent report released yesterday estimates that the high rate of teacher turnover in U.S. school systems costs more than $7 billion a year, with systems including the District and Prince George’s and Fairfax counties hardest hit. (Also: Schools Have No Handle on Cost of Teacher Turnover).

Small Companies That Try to Bring Innovative Technology to Teaching NYT
A growing cluster of companies in the Northwest are looking to capitalize on educational needs.

Webcams Are Officially Not Fun Anymore USNWR
Some worry that the cameras are a little too Big Brother-ish. Paper Trail is more worried about a deluge of bad test-taking videos on YouTube.

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