November 28, 2007
Education Week, Vol. 27, Issue 13
An article in the Nov. 7, 2007, issue of Education Week incorrectly linked the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and a study of high-performing school systems worldwide. While the report used results from an OECD testing program, it was not commissioned by the OECD.
Education Letter to the Editor Calif. Teacher Assessment: Clarifying ‘Misperceptions’
Research on the use of PACT with preservice teacher-candidates suggests that PACT is a positive learning experience for both teacher-candidates and faculty.
Education Letter to the Editor For Quality, Give Teachers Role in Curriculum Reform
Even great teachers will be ineffective, and frustrated, if they teach curricula that are inconsistent with what came before or what will come after.
Assessment Students in Urban Districts Inching Forward on NAEP
On average, scores among students in large cities still lag well behind national results.
School Climate & Safety Drug-Dog Searches May Be Expanded Under Hawaii Policy
The plan would let trained dogs sniff students’ lockers for contraband even if principals don’t suspect that weapons or drugs are on campus.
Federal Head Start Measure Expected to Launch New Era for Program
The bill bolsters accountability requirements for grantees, requires more teachers to get bachelor’s degrees, and expands eligibility for the program by raising household income limits.
School & District Management High-Quality After-School Programs Tied to Test-Score Gains
Students who regularly attend top-notch after-school programs end up academically far ahead of peers who spend more out-of-school time in unsupervised activities, a study found.
Special Education Bush Nominates New Head for Special Education Office
President Bush has nominated Tracy R. Justesen to be the assistant secretary for special education and rehabilitative services in the U.S. Department of Education. The appointment requires Senate approval.
Law & Courts N.Y.C. Parents Allege Test Prep Excludes Students by Race
Three Chinese parents have filed suit against the New York City Department of Education, claiming their children were illegally excluded from a test-preparation course because of their race.
School Climate & Safety Digital Age Adds New Dimension to Incidents of Staff-Student Sex
Increasingly, teachers and other school employees who prey on students are using the current must-have tools of adolescent social networks.