September 22, 2010
Education Week, Vol. 30, Issue 04
Curriculum Texas Board Measure Aims to Curb Islam in Textbooks
The Texas state board of education is expected to consider a resolution that would urge textbook publishers to limit what they print about Islam in world history books.
Federal Amid Celebration, Race to Top Winners Eye Challenges
Officials from 11 states and the District of Columbia met in Washington as they prepare to implement the stimulus grants.
Law & Courts Pledge of Allegiance Debate Heard by Federal Court
A federal appellate panel heard arguments in a case challenging a New Hampshire law that requires schools to reserve time each day for students to voluntarily recite the Pledge of Allegiance.
Classroom Technology Chicago Schools Place Virtual Ed. Initiatives High on Priority List
The Chicago district now offers a battery of online programs, ranging from math and reading enrichment to a virtual charter school with students learning almost entirely from home.
School & District Management 'i3' Grant Winners All Come Up With Matching Funds
Despite some last-minute jitters, all those in line for the high-profile innovation grants secure private matching funds.
Education Funding Federal After-School Funding Bill Divides Community
Extra money would go to after- and before-school and summer programs, but it could be used to extend the school day and year, too.
Federal Expert Panels Tackle Ways to Improve STEM Education
Two federal advisory groups have issued reports on preparing and nurturing students in science, technology, engineering, and math.
Teaching Tucson Students Aren't Deterred by Ethnic-Studies Controversy
An Arizona state law restricting ethnic-studies classes hasn't kept students at Tucson High Magnet from signing up for the courses this fall.
School & District Management Civil Rights Group Seeks a 'National Conversation'
Shunned by some civil rights leaders and some of its own members, the status of the Republican-led U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is unclear under President Obama.