April 7, 2010
Education Week, Vol. 29, Issue 28
Education Bullying Incidents Raise Questions About Role of School Officials
Questions have arisen about how accountable school officials should be for stopping bullying.
School & District Management India Enacts Law Promising Free Elementary Education
A law making primary education compulsory in India went into effect last week.
Education Hawaii Teachers Back Agreement to Return Students to Classroom
Teachers in Hawaii voted last week in favor of a proposed deal to end the nation’s shortest school year.
Education S.D. Lawmakers Uphold Veto of Bill on Deaf Education
South Dakota lawmakers last week upheld Gov. Michael Rounds' veto of a bill that would have required the state to set up programs for children who are deaf or have impaired hearing.
Education Little Rock, Ark., School Board Authorizes Lawsuit Against State
A divided Little Rock, Ark., school board has authorized its lawyer to file a lawsuit against the state over desegregation and charter schools.
School & District Management Five School Districts Are Named Broad Prize Finalists
Southern school districts are prominent among the five finalists vying for the top prize in urban education.
Federal States' Ability to Evaluate ELL Programs Questioned
The Obama administration's ESEA plan would require states to assess the success of their education strategies for English-learners.
Education Loopholes in Title I Rules Shortchange Poor Students, Report Says
As federal lawmakers get ready to reauthorize ESEA, they should rewrite provisions in the law's Title I program that currently shortchange low-income students, a report says.
Curriculum How to Close the Digital Divide? Fund Public Libraries
Cities are slashing library budgets at a time their books and services are needed the most, write Donna C. Celano and Susan B. Neuman.
School & District Management Researchers Argue Head Start Study Delayed, Ignored
The study findings, which were generally disappointing, got scarcely any mention in the national news media.