January 31, 2007

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Republicans and Democrats agree that the priority should be improving the nation’s lowest-achieving schools.
The focus of the union has changed with loss of leaders and shift in nation's political climate.
Officials call it unfair to require stricter reading test for some still working on skills.
The reversal delays a transition that is already a year behind schedule.
The advanced credential may have started to better penetrate schools serving poor, minority children.
District Dossier
Georgia education officials mismanaged several aspects of the federal Reading First program, says a report by the inspector general’s office of the U.S. Department of Education.
Former union President Deborah Lynch lost the last election by just over 500 votes.
News in Brief: A National Roundup
People in the News
Legislative committees invest broad authority in panels' top leadership.
Policy experts and scholars cite negative consequences of NCLB's reliance on state tests.
But evidence of learning gains remains sparse.
Forty-five percent of players in a recent study were classified as being overweight, including 9 percent who met adult standards of severe obesity.
Report Roundup
Media
Funds are currently going towards an interactive Web site, strategy, research, and "creative development."
A $14.6 million grant from the Atlantic Philanthropies will fund the largest study to date of KIPP schools.
Study finds a majority of award recipients fail to make the grade.
State boards search for new schools chiefs after a spate of retirements, job changes, and resignations.
State Journal
The plan would help underwrite initiatives in instructional technology, early-childhood education, and after-school programs.
State of the States
News in Brief: A State Capitals Roundup
The deadline is this week for reports on 20 indicators about special education.
The student's family argued that the punishment imposed by the district violated his First Amendment right to freedom of speech.
Federal File
News in Brief: A Washington Roundup
The Bush administration's plan for NCLB renewal includes expanding the role of charter schools and revamping high school instruction.
With the help of outside partners, two rural school systems in California's Central Valley have improved their instruction and raised scores.
Jacqueline Cossentino, Montessori researcher and professor of education policy and leadership at the University of Maryland, explains why the recent positive research findings on Montessori schools matter more than you may think.
Andrew J. Coulson, the director of the Cato Institute’s Center for Educational Freedom, argues against a recently introduced bill in Congress that calls for national standards in math and science and says the proposal is "more of the same, and the same isn’t working out."
Letters
Letters
Participants explored the connections between early-childhood education and K-12 learning.
Letters
Events
C. Jackson Grayson Jr., the chairman and CEO of the American Productivity & Quality Center, champions the benchmarking of best practices as the best way to speed up improvement in the K-12 education system.

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