June 15, 2011
Education Week, Vol. 30, Issue 35
Federal Frustrated Educators Aim to Build Grassroots Movement
Organizers of the Washington march say U.S. policymakers are moving in the wrong direction to bring about school improvement.
Early Childhood Advocates See Pre-K-3 as Key Early Education Focus
Nationally, the years spanning prekindergarten to 3rd grade are seen as crucial and are the subject of ambitious initiatives.
Federal Two State Consortia Vie for Grants to Create ELL Tests
California and Wisconsin have each rallied a group of states to compete for $10.7 million to develop ELL tests tied to common standards.
Families & the Community Legislative Momentum Stalls for 'Parent Trigger' Proposals
The concept proves intriguing, but logistics and opposition lead many state lawmakers to move slowly.
Special Education ACLU: Wis. Voucher Program Creates Segregated Schools
The American Civil Liberties Union and other groups have filed a federal complaint that accuses the state of Wisconsin and some private schools that accept vouchers of creating a system of segregated public schools for students with disabilities.