February 21, 2007

Education Week, Vol. 26, Issue 24
Education Renewal Blueprints for the No Child Left Behind Act
The Aspen Institute’s Commission on No Child Left Behind is the latest organization to issue recommendations for the reauthorization of the main federal K-12 education law.
February 28, 2007
2 min read
Education Deadlines
EDUCATOR AND SCHOOL AWARDS, CONTESTS, FELLOWSHIPS, AND OTHER DEADLINES
February 26, 2007
6 min read
Education Events

March


21-23—Instruction: Annual Conference, sponsored by The International Organization of Laboratory and University Affiliated Schools, for educators and administrators at university-affiliated schools, at the University of California, Los Angeles. Contact: Patricia Diebold, Arts and Science Center, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA 16444; (814) 732-1550; fax: (814) 732-2629; e-mail: dieboldp@edinboro.edu; Web site: www.nals.net.
February 22, 2007
8 min read
Federal Panel Report Is Latest Rx for NCLB
The Bush administration and education groups are now waiting to hear from the institution that matters most: Congress.
David J. Hoff, February 20, 2007
7 min read
Early Childhood Head Start Renewal Advances Amid Debate Over Testing
The Senate education committee last week approved a bipartisan bill to reauthorize Head Start that would expand eligibility for the federal preschool program.
Linda Jacobson & Alyson Klein, February 20, 2007
6 min read
Federal Final 2007 Budget Has Small Increase for Education
The Department of Education’s bottom line will grow for the first time after two years of stagnant funding.
Alyson Klein, February 20, 2007
3 min read
Early Childhood Scholars Push Ideas to Bolster U.S. Workforce
Wide-ranging changes in education from the early years through college are needed, they say.
Rhea R. Borja, February 20, 2007
6 min read
Federal From ‘Math Wars’ to the Political Trenches?
Williamson M. Evers has been tapped to fill the federal position of assistant secretary for planning, evaluation, and policy development.
Alyson Klein & Sean Cavanagh, February 20, 2007
5 min read
School & District Management Districts Tracking Goals With ‘Balanced Scorecards’
A business-oriented tool weighs operations and outcomes for schools.
Jeff Archer, February 20, 2007
6 min read
Federal Education Dept.’s Stricter Background Checks Questioned
Recently adopted policies require federal contractors to provide fingerprints and background information.
David J. Hoff & Sean Cavanagh, February 20, 2007
3 min read
Federal Nebraska Tangles With U.S. Over Testing
After first rejecting the state’s approach outright, federal officials now say it is nearing compliance.
Rhea R. Borja, February 20, 2007
2 min read
Federal Nebraska Swims Hard Against Testing’s Tides
Despite resistance, the Cornhusker State counts on its local assessments to meet federal mandates for school accountability.
Rhea R. Borja, February 20, 2007
8 min read
States High School Redesign Moves Ahead in States
States have taken significant steps to ensure that students are prepared for college and the workforce.
Jessica L. Tonn, February 20, 2007
3 min read
School Choice & Charters Federal File Home Schooling for Military to End
An experiment with home schooling by the Department of Defense education system is coming to an end after six years.
Laura Greifner, February 20, 2007
2 min read
English-Language Learners Criticism From Badillo Riles Some Hispanics
A book by the former New York congressman and longtime Hispanic activist Herman Badillo has stirred a lot of talk since being published at the end of last year.
Mary Ann Zehr, February 20, 2007
1 min read
Social Studies Canadian Photographer Offering U.S. History Archive to Classrooms
A Canadian travel photographer is sharing his visual archive to allow students and teachers to illustrate their reports and classroom materials.
Kathleen Kennedy Manzo, February 20, 2007
1 min read
One feature of the National Academy's Web site introduces visitors to the jobs women do in science.
One feature of the National Academy's Web site introduces visitors to the jobs women do in science.
Courtesy of the National Academies
Equity & Diversity Federal Organizations Use Web to Attract Girls to Science
Sometime between 4th and 8th grades, many girls begin drifting away from science, research shows. A new Web site is trying to lure them back.
Sean Cavanagh, February 20, 2007
1 min read
Curriculum County Executive in Michigan Calls for Mandarin for All
Students in the state, with its lagging automobile industry and high unemployment, need to be ready to do business with China, says L. Brooks Patterson.
Bess Keller, February 20, 2007
1 min read
Teaching Profession Debate Over Earnings of Teachers Renewed
A report released last month found that teachers on average earned more than economists, registered nurses, architects, and the like.
Bess Keller, February 20, 2007
2 min read
Curriculum Obituary Cecil J. Picard
Cecil J. Picard, the state superintendent of education in Louisiana since 1996, died Feb. 15 of complications related to Lou Gehrig’s disease. He was 68.
Erik W. Robelen, February 20, 2007
1 min read
Law & Courts A National Roundup Dow Jones Drops Race Consideration in Summer Program
The Dow Jones Newspaper Fund has settled a federal lawsuit filed by a white student in Virginia challenging her exclusion from the program last year.
Ann Bradley, February 20, 2007
1 min read
Federal A Washington Roundup Rep. Norwood Dies
Rep. Charles Norwood, R-Ga., died Feb. 13 of cancer.
Alyson Klein, February 20, 2007
1 min read
Federal A Washington Roundup National Council of Churches to Hold Conference on NCLB
The Council, a New York City-based organization representing more than 100,000 local Christian churches, is planning a one-day national conference next month to discuss improving the No Child Left Behind Act.
Alyson Klein, February 20, 2007
1 min read
Equity & Diversity Sleep-Loss Impact Tied to Race, Income
With disrupted sleep, black children and those from lower-income families do not perform as well.
Linda Jacobson, February 20, 2007
1 min read
Federal Commentary Chat Wrap-Up: Improving No Child Left Behind: A Local Perspective
A Feb. 8 online discussion centered on ideas for improving the federal No Child Left Behind Act, specifically the intensive review of the law undertaken by one community, Rockland County, N.Y., which resulted in a 72-page report with recommendations for changes.
February 20, 2007
7 min read
School & District Management Commentary Turning Schools Around
Daniel L. Duke, research director of the Partnership for Leaders in Education at the University of Virginia, shares what he and his colleagues are learning about improving low-performing schools.
Daniel L. Duke, February 20, 2007
8 min read
Federal Desperately Seeking Educators
New Orleans struggles with teacher and principal shortages.
Erik W. Robelen, February 20, 2007
10 min read
Student Well-Being Commentary Can Political Participation Be Taught?
Schools should embrace instructional strategies that encourage civic engagement, writes Jeffery J. Miller.
Jeffery J. Miller, February 20, 2007
7 min read
Law & Courts Utah’s Broad Voucher Program Could Face Challenge
The nation’s first universal statewide voucher program has been signed into law, but its legal future is anything but certain.
Jessica L. Tonn, February 20, 2007
4 min read