December 19, 2007
Education Week, Vol. 27, Issue 16
Education Funding Philanthropies Launch Teacher-Training Fellowships
The $17 million program is described as a “Rhodes scholarship” for teaching.
Student Well-Being Social-Skills Programs Found to Yield Gains in Academic Subjects
A forthcoming research review analyzes school-based programs designed to foster children’s social and emotional skills.
School Choice & Charters Whittle Aims to Open Private Schools With International Theme, Locations
Edison Schools Inc. founder Christopher Whittle hopes to convert a 35-acre property in suburban Washington into a private school to help jump-start his latest venture: a globe-spanning network of private schools.
Federal Space Agency Urged to Step Up K-12 Education Projects
The report by the National Research Council says that NASA lacks a coherent overall plan—or adequate budget—for evaluating its elementary and secondary projects.
School Choice & Charters Rhode Island Coalition Aims to Start Network of Regional Charters
If Rhode Island town leaders have their way, they’ll ditch public education’s current bureaucracy and start over with a clean slate.
Federal Why We Need to Save (and Strengthen) Social Studies
Judith L. Pace examines how the "social studies squeeze" disproportionately affects students in the lowest-performing schools.
Education Funding 2008 Budget for Education Awaits Outcome of Tussles
Federal lawmakers and the Bush administration were still working late last week on final details of a package of bills that would fund programs in the Department of Education.
Classroom Technology Software Group Aims to Help Ed. Tech. Startups Grow
A software group recently highlighted fledgling educational technology “innovations” at a New York City gathering designed to help their developers connect with potential backers.
Education Letter to the Editor N.Y.C. Reforms Rely on ‘Insecurity and Fearfulness’
That your article’s author and I should travel around to city schools and discover such different systems is thought-provoking.
Federal The What Works Clearinghouse: Time for a Fresh Start
It's not too late for the clearinghouse to fulfill its promise, Robert E. Slavin argues.
Ed-Tech Policy Online-Course Provider K12 Inc. Goes Public to Expand Reach
The online course provider K12 Inc. became a public company last week, issuing 6 million shares at an initial share price of $18.
Student Well-Being School, Team Names Remain Thorny Issue for Many in Oregon
Are high school sports teams that use names, mascots, or logos inspired by Native American images respectful? Or are they offensive? Oregon education officials will get back to you on that.