December 5, 2007
Education Week, Vol. 27, Issue 14
School Choice & Charters Political Aftershocks From Voucher Vote Continuing in Utah
Hard feelings over the referendum will likely complicate coming legislative skirmishes about money—and might even affect the makeup of the state board of education.
School & District Management Academy in N.Y.C. Prepares Principals for Toughest Jobs
The role of the New York City Leadership Academy—created by Schools Chancellor Joel I. Klein to recruit, train, and support new principals for the city’s toughest schools—has never been more central.
A chart that accompanied an article in the Nov. 28, 2007, issue of Education Week misstated the annual salary of a typical Ohio teacher used to calculate pension wealth at certain retirement ages. The correct figure is $78,000.
Teaching Profession Parent Preferences for Teachers
Parents at wealthier schools generally tend to consider a teacher’s job satisfaction more important than whether the teacher is a high achiever, but parents from poor schools are more likely to value the teacher’s achievement status above job satisfaction, a recent study found.
Education Letter to the Editor College-Credit Options: Explain the Differences
While it is appropriate for the College Board to have held a national audit of Advanced Placement course syllabuses, instructor qualifications for Advanced Placement teachers are not given the significance that is basic to college teaching.
Education Funding Florida Will Consider Methods of Protecting Local Investment Fund
Responding to news that assets in a state-run investment pool have been downgraded, Florida state officials were expected to meet this week to consider recommendations for protecting the fund against possible default.
Education Letter to the Editor Seeing a Glass Half Empty on International Rankings?
Instead of selling bad news through shocking headlines, why not present a reasoned discussion that might lead to a useful look at education issues?
Federal Instructional Model May Yield Gains for English-Learners
One small N.Y.C. public school for immigrant students has a graduation rate that outpaces that of many other public schools in the city.
School Climate & Safety Cleveland Schools Get Security Audit Following Shooting
After a 14-year-old student shot and injured two classmates and two teachers before killing himself at a Cleveland high school in October, educators have sought to improve security across the 50,000-student district.
Special Education ADHD Experts Fear Brain-Growth Study Being Misconstrued
Implicit in some of the coverage was the hopeful idea that many children eventually grow out of the disorder. But that’s not exactly true.
Federal Effort for Education as Campaign Issue Fights for Traction
Most analysts have seen little evidence that the Ed in '08 campaign is succeeding in giving education a high profile in the presidential race.
Federal Usually Contentious Title I Formula Is No NCLB Barrier
For all of this year’s debate about the reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act, virtually no one has brought up the question of how best to give out billions of dollars a year under the law.
Federal Projects Probe New Media’s Role in Changing the Face of Learning
The Foundation has funded a variety of research-and development projects as part of its digital-learning initiative launched a year ago.