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The U.S. Education Department is urging that greater efforts be made to include students with disabilities or limited English proficiency in the National Assessment of Educational Progress.
The U.S. Education Department's decision to eliminate funding for the group setting national standards for English and language arts ("English Group Loses Funding for Standards," March 30,1994) seems highly ironic given the dramatic progress toward reform made by whole-language teachers over the last 10 years.
If government, the telephone and telecommunications companies, and the cable industry join to develop the backbone of the information highway and its local access ramps, will schools and school districts invest in the local telecommunications infrastructure that will insure universal participation by the nation's more than 40 million K-12 students and their teachers?
FOUNDATION SUPPORT: Coverage of specific topics in Education Week is supported in part by grants from the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the CME Group Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, the Joyce Foundation, the NoVo Foundation, the Noyce Foundation, the Raikes Foundation, the Wallace Foundation, and the Walton Family Foundation. The newspaper retains sole editorial control over the content of the articles that are underwritten by the foundations. Additional grants in support of Editorial Projects in Education’s data journalism and video capacity come from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust and the Schott Foundation for Public Education. (Updated 1/1/2017)

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