In Perspective

Many schools and districts are using computer-based testing for local assessments, but employing computers for statewide testing has proven to be difficult.
November 19, 2008 – Education Week
Under the superintendent’s driving focus on the nuts and bolts of schooling, Atlanta’s students have posted achievement gains every single year since Ms. Hall became schools chief.
November 12, 2008 – Education Week
Advocates of expanded educational options say John T. Walton, more than anyone else, was the driving force behind the Walton Family Foundation’s education work, and its focus on promoting school choice, from public charter schools to private school vouchers.
November 5, 2008 – Education Week
A champion of greater choice in K-12 schooling, the foundation built on Wal-Mart money has risen to the top tier of private giving to precollegiate education.
November 5, 2008 – Education Week
Faced with crushing energy costs across its far-flung district, the Aloha State is pushing aggressive conservation efforts that could offer lessons for the U.S. mainland.
October 29, 2008 – Education Week
Education will be on the ballot Nov. 4, even if the subject hasn’t been on voters’ minds much during the 2008 campaign season.
October 22, 2008 – Education Week
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The Boston Teacher Residency program has been successful in attracting members of racial- and ethnic- minority groups, as well as in retaining teachers.
October 15, 2008 – Education Week
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With backing from foundations and a mayor who champions choice, Newark, N.J., may emerge as a model for other cities seeking to strengthen and expand their charter school sectors.
October 8, 2008 – Education Week
Seemingly arcane new federal rules about supplemental retirement plans have sparked a seismic shift in responsibility for school districts.
October 1, 2008 – Education Week
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Chicago’s After School Matters is a national model for involving older students in activities to develop their skills and talents.
September 24, 2008 – Education Week


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