January 31, 2007
Education Week, Vol. 26, Issue 21
Education Missouri Governor Seeks $214 Million Hike In School Aid
The plan would help underwrite initiatives in instructional technology, early-childhood education, and after-school programs.
Federal PR Campaign for Better Schooling Keeps Low Profile Since Its Debut
Funds are currently going towards an interactive Web site, strategy, research, and "creative development."
Science Computer Animation Being Used to Bring Science Concepts to Life
But evidence of learning gains remains sparse.
School & District Management Select Group Wields Gavel on State Education Policy
Legislative committees invest broad authority in panels' top leadership.
School Climate & Safety Justices Decline Case on Student’s Violent Writing
The student's family argued that the punishment imposed by the district violated his First Amendment right to freedom of speech.
Teaching Profession Teachers in Fla. Charter Schools Vote to Join Local Union Affiliate
According to organizers for the AFT, the teachers are the first in a network of charter schools to unionize through a representation election.
School & District Management Ousted Chicago Teachers Union President to Take On Her Successor
Former union President Deborah Lynch lost the last election by just over 500 votes.
Reading & Literacy Inspector General Faults Handling of ‘Reading First’ in Ga.
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.
Education Lessons from Chicago
Strong curricula, better professional development for teachers, and shared leadership between parent councils, principals, and teachers are among the most important factors to improve student learning, a report drawing on the experience of the Chicago public schools argues.
Federal No National Standards for Public Schools
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."
Curriculum Project on First Amendment Targets Students, Teachers
Channel One, the for-profit news network for schools, this month launched a three-year program to promote awareness of the First Amendment.
Education New Governor Urges Patience on Full-Day-Kindergarten Push
Gov. Jim Gibbons said he wants to stick with the current pilot program instead of calling for statewide implementation.