May 9, 2007

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States take steps to create endorsements to licensing systems that would formally recognize teachers who have taken on leadership roles.
A lawsuit filed by high school students alleges that a company is violating their rights under U.S. copyright law.
College and university programs that prepare the nation’s education researchers suffer from mission muddle, a lack of common and rigorous standards, and inadequate resources.
District Dossier
Some states and districts say testing requirements discourage bilingual efforts.
Fifty of the nation’s 56 state teachers of the year for 2007 have come up with a list of 10 changes they would like to see in the law.
News in Brief: A National Roundup
People in the News
Research doesn’t offer much in the way of proven methods of addressing the dropout problem, experts say.
Report Roundup
Given the choice between policies promoting economic competitiveness or educational equity, politicians will almost always choose the former.
Educators hope to get a better read on what their students know and what they should target in planning their classroom instruction.
Charter Schools
State Journal
Various approaches to governor's original plan all aim to streamline school administrations.
The Hawaii State Teachers Association has ratified a new contract that will require its members to undergo random drug and alcohol testing.
Capitol Recap
News in Brief: A State Capitals Roundup
Federal File
The bipartisan measure would suspend controversial federal assessments.
For school employees, including teachers, the freeze meant that a negotiated 2 percent pay increase did not take effect as planned.
News in Brief: A Washington Roundup
A multistate effort to draw nontraditional students into Advanced Placement starts to pay off.
Despite good intentions, the No Child Left Behind law has fatal flaws inherent in its unrealistic goals, which ultimately sets schools up to fail, Eric Schaps says.
Facing a future "full-blown hater" in a 7th grade classroom.
Readers discussed schools’ role in student mental health with our guests.
The current administration’s education policies can only impede the skill and talent development our society and our young people need.

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