January 30, 2008
Education Week, Vol. 27, Issue 21
Education Letter to the Editor When Flexibility Means That ‘Majors’ Start in 1st Grade
The idea of “universal design for learning,” originally focused on special education, seems to recognize that everybody learns differently because everybody is different.
Education Letter to the Editor U.S. History Schools Recall Teacher’s ‘Shining Decade’
We believed our program was on the cutting edge, and now see that it was substantially ahead of its time.
Education Letter to the Editor Quality Counts Indicators Show Strategies That Work
Preparing today’s students to participate in a global, knowledge-based economy is a demanding challenge.
• An In Perspective story on students in New Orleans in the Jan. 16, 2008, issue of Education Week should have said that Janay Barconey had attended Eleanor McMain Secondary School since the 9th grade. The story also should have said that Ms. Barconey received a B in her chemistry course.
Education Funding Head Start Group Decries Renewal’s ‘Broken Promises’
Advocates say they've been “saddled” with loads of new requirements in the five-year reauthorization bill.
Education Funding Foundation Aims to Further Jeb Bush’s Education Goals
The nonprofit organization will offer cash awards to as many as 100 teachers a year whose students show gains on state tests.
School Choice & Charters Private Schools Catering to Foreign Students in Dubai
Alternatives are crucial when public schooling is closed to non-Arabs.
Education Letter to the Editor Cincinnati Schools ‘Cannot Afford to Stop the Reform Train Now’
The district must continue its efforts to transform its high schools, while simultaneously turning attention toward the large and persistent achievement gaps among younger students.
Education Letter to the Editor ‘Reading First’ Story Shows Limits of Using Isolated Data
We cannot judge the efficacy of a program on the basis of the scores of 14 children on one test.
School & District Management Building a Knowledge Base for Educational Leadership
Richard F. Elmore explains how to make the content and pedagogy of leadership-preparation programs match the aspirations of reformers.
School & District Management Business Assistance Aimed at Boosting Pre-K in Alabama
One of the nation’s most highly rated state-financed pre-K programs is getting help from the business community to help more families learn about it.
School & District Management Researchers Examine Importance of Learning From ‘Explaining’
Learning improves dramatically among young children who take the time to explain academic concepts to their mothers or who explain their logic aloud to themselves, a study shows.
Federal Tests of Tech Literacy Still Not Widespread Despite NCLB Goals
Tech literacy does not factor into the law’s school accountability provisions, and most states do not administer separate tech-literacy tests statewide.