May 9, 2007
Education Week, Vol. 26, Issue 36
Education Funding Washington State Lawmakers Make Education a Top Priority
Lawmakers increased school funding and modified graduation requirement.
Federal Scholars: Equity, Competitiveness Agendas Can Be at Odds
Given the choice between policies promoting economic competitiveness or educational equity, politicians will almost always choose the former.
Federal Lack of Research, Data Hurts Dropout Efforts, Experts Say
Research doesn’t offer much in the way of proven methods of addressing the dropout problem, experts say.
Education Funding New School Funding Formula Approved by N.D. Legislators
A comprehensive rewrite of North Dakota’s K-12 funding legislation will avert a legal battle.
Assessment School Subtracts Math Texts to Add E-Lessons, Tests
Educators hope to get a better read on what their students know and what they should target in planning their classroom instruction.
Teaching Profession Justices Decline Case on Buffalo, N.Y., Wage Freeze
For school employees, including teachers, the freeze meant that a negotiated 2 percent pay increase did not take effect as planned.
School & District Management Vallas Named Chief of State-Run Schools in New Orleans
Paul G. Vallas, the chief executive officer of the Philadelphia schools, has been tapped to lead the state-run district that operates most of the schools in New Orleans.