May 19, 2010
Education Week, Vol. 29, Issue 32
School & District Management Congress Urged to Tie Aid in Jobs Bill to Elimination of Seniority-Based Firing
"Last hired, first fired" policies are being debated as part of the $23 billion education jobs bill Congress is considering.
A story in the May 12, 2010, issue of Education Week should have stated that the Literacy Collaborative program was jointly developed by researchers from Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, and Lesley University in Cambridge, Mass., and that the research team also included researchers from the University of Chicago. In addition, the 17 schools in the study were located in the Northeast, Midwest, South, and West.
School & District Management Aligning Standards and Curriculum Begets Questions
Educators and policymakers are exploring ways curriculum materials can embody the common standards and be useful to teachers.
School & District Management Limited Record on Precollegiate Issues Seen for Obama's Supreme Court Pick
U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan had education as just one part of her portfolio during a White House domestic-council stint under President Clinton.
Federal Few States Meeting Goals of NCLB for English-Learners
Even among the 11 states that do, researchers and experts say, it's not possible to conclude that ELL achievement is improving.
Law & Courts R.I. District Says Judges Should Be Able to Hear Case
Officials of a Rhode Island school district where all the high school teachers have been fired say there is no need for judges in the state to recuse themselves from a pending federal lawsuit.
Education Funding Judge Blocks Teacher Layoffs at 3 Inner-City L.A. Schools
Calling it a "major victory," Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa hailed a judge's decision to block district-mandated layoffs at three Los Angeles middle schools.
College & Workforce Readiness Vt. College, K12 Inc. Forge Language-Learning Partnership
Online foreign language courses will be offered to high school students via Middlebury College in Vermont.
Curriculum Middle School Civics Mandate Signed Into Law in Florida
Florida Gov. Charlie Crist has signed a bill requiring middle school students to take a civics class and pass an end-of-course test in order to go on to high school.