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The Papers Cover The Aspen Commission Report

By Alexander Russo — February 14, 2007 1 min read
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Everyone covers the Aspen Commission report from yesterday, including:

‘No Child’ Commission Presents Ambitious Plan Washington Post
A commission proposed a wide-reaching expansion of the No Child Left Behind law yesterday that would for the first time require schools to ensure that all seniors are proficient in reading and math and hold schools.

Panel Recommends No Child Left Behind Changes NPR
A panel appointed by Education Secretary Margaret Spellings, led by Tommy Thompson, is scheduled to release its recommendations for strengthening the No Child Left Behind Act.

Tougher Standards Urged for Federal Education Law NYT
A private bipartisan commission recommended to block chronically ineffective educators from working in high-poverty schools.

NCLB Panel Calls for Federal Role in Setting National Standards EdWeek
States could adopt the expectations or use them to improve current standards.

Of course, the blogosphere was on it yesterday (see below) -- faster if not perhaps as reflective as our journalistic betters.

UPDATE: Had Enough Top-Down Reform? WashPost Jay Mathews
Here comes another helpful report from a five-star, blue-ribbon, highly respected, serious-minded, no-nonsense, ground-breaking, cannot-be-ignored, significant national commission.

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