November 10, 2010
Vol. 30, Issue 11
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Bipartisan cooperation is possible, though not assured, in a Congress reshaped by big Republican gains.
A fresh crop of Republican governors and state legislators face the legacy of K-12 policy choices of those they replaced.
Unlike other efforts in which teachers can earn bonuses, these experiments tie base-pay raises more closely to classroom evaluations.
In a few communities, charter schools are starting to collaborate and share practices with other public schools.
In the brief time that incarcerated teenagers spend at the Maya Angelou Academy, principal David Domenici aims to give them the 'best education possible.'
News in Brief
- Sen. Reid Vows to Bring DREAM Act to a Vote
- Al Gore to Host Virtual Town Hall on STEM
- Head of Schools in Chicago Resigns
- District Sued Over Field Trip to Voting-Precinct House
- Researchers Create Bilingual Test for Speech-Language Disorders
- More Mass. Students Attend Charter Schools
- Facebook-Funded Schools Fix Hits the Streets in Newark
- Corporal Punishment Banned in Seoul, South Korea
- 43 Los Angeles Campuses Eligible for Choice Reform
News in Brief
News in Brief
News in Brief
The new guidelines put more emphasis on studies showing "how, why, for whom, and under what conditions" interventions work.
The U.S. Department of Education is taking steps to help states manage the flood of student data they're collecting without leaking private information about students.
The University of San Diego’s Center for Education Policy and Law addresses issues around proper and improper use.
Best of the Blogs
The largest experiment to date comparing commercial math curricula gives a slight edge to two popular programs.
One case centers on a tax credit said to benefit religious schools and the other on selling violent video games to minors.
A Senate bill that would prohibit restraint and seclusion, but allows exceptions when included in a student's IEP, has led to a rift among rights groups.
The U.S. Supreme Court will decide if police must give minor students Miranda warnings before they are interrogated at school.
Republicans took all six partisan contests out of seven state schools' chiefs elections Nov. 2.
A bid to loosen Florida's class-size limits headed toward defeat, as did dueling measures in Oklahoma that centered on school funding.
PAGE 26 - Commentary
When district leaders must cut their budgets, they look first to their central office, but Michael A. Copland and Meredith I. Honig advise against following that instinct.
Former Teacher Ambassadors Jonathan Eckert and Jason Raymond write about their year at the U.S. Department of Education which held a few surprises.
PAGE 27 - Commentary
High school principal Eric J. Seymour sees an urgent need for narrowing the gap in college-entrance-exam scores, and he's doing something about it.
PAGE 36 - Commentary
Rehashing old policy debates won't spur change, but rethinking the shape of education could, explains Frederick M. Hess.
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