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July 19th: A
relaunch of the new website will happen soon after I look at
some more bugs.
Repulic reports that one school district is going to
be left out of the all-day kindergarten move
that the Repulicans wants to spend 100 million on vouchers. With
the recent NCES report
saying that private schools are not really doing better than
public I wonder why they really want to spend the money???
Moines Register reports on a summer school for middle school
students. It Includes a couple hour of classes, field
trips, and recreation time. Grades are up for Students
that use this program.
Times reports that Back-To-School Spending to be up 19%
says the National Retail Federation.
& Observer reports that a vote on moving to year-round
schooling has been delayed until septemeber
York Times reports on colleges that help out students
with interships. Colleges are paying students to take some un-paid
July 18th: The
Sun reports reports that Carroll County's school board
weighs on how to deal with a proposed finance class as a graduation
CNN Reports on a new study thats says one out of ever four college
students use a credit card to pay for tuition.
Tribune reports that based on an interest assessment
test sudents do not want math and science careers.
July 17th: The
website is going to get a nice upgrade soon. It will be a great
addition to the website.
Republic reports that teachers are using data to create
News reports on a school for troubled kids that
Courant reports on a summer camp for students who
might go into medical careers.
News has another report up on changes in graduation
standards. Some people are concerned on the dropout rate.
News reports on poor MEAP scores.
News reports on some colleges that are going to
ease up on the tuition increase.
City Star reports that students in Alabama with get
a 12 digit special ID so they can be tracked.
Times reports that the school district is going to offer
a 5 grand bonus to new math and science teachers in the needy
Herald reports on parents and how far they will go
to pay for college education.
York Times reports on a new NCES study
that says that public school students do as good as or even
better that private school students except for eighth grade
Inquirer reports on tuition increases in two
Press reports on students athleths that prefer online
July 14th: The
Republic reports that the Chandler Unified School District
is moving to all-day kindergarten for the 2006-2007 school year
instead of doing it in a two-year rollout.
Globe reports that the College Board is going to
release a report on the SAT mess. I say that this is the right
thing to do.
The Washington Post has an interview up with Jeremy Ayers who
is a policy and advocacy associate for the Alliance for Excellent
July 13th: The
Science Monitor reports on colleges in Europe that
struglling to change and adapt.
Plain Dealer reports that better record keeping, not more
graduates has improved the dropout rate.
Register reports that more schools in Iowa moving
to the year-round school calendar
York Times reports on two different textbooks that have
almost the same wording on 9/11 information for 8-9 pages. I
say if you are not going to be origional do not put that stuff
in the textbook.
Post has a report on poor readling levels of
middle and high school students.
12th: The College
Board has a new report up saying that teachers need a salary
increase right now and that a teacher trust fund be established
for them. I throw out my comments on
Republic reports that educators in the state of Arizona
are questioning the wild AIMS writing test scores this year.
Sixth graders scored 18% better than last year while third graders
scored 20% worse than last year.
Sun reports that Carroll County school officials
want to teach finance skills in 9th grade.
Globe reports that ten schools in five Massachusetts
communities will get money to extend the class day.
CNN reports on how much help is too much help by parents on
Sun-Times reports on so called "historic" gains
in math in reading on states tests. They lowered the passing
bar on the math exam which caused a massive gain in who passed
the exam in the eighth grade.
The Herald-Leader reports on students who tell teachers what
they want so we can have a lower dropout rate.
York Times reports on the new American
Council on Education report on the gender gap in college
July 11th: The
Globe has an AP article saying that a New York state senator
has subpoenaed the College Board. He is suing over the scoring
errors on the SAT exam.
Herald has an AP report saying that fewer schools
in the state of Georgia met standards of the No Child
Left Behind Law this year.
York Times reports that the Department Of Education
says that methods used in testing annual progress of disabled
students and students with limited English proficiency does not
comply with the No Child Left Behind law for the state of New
& Observer has a new report up on students that are
starting year round schooling.
Bee reports on teachers who visit families of
students to help get them to pass the state exit exam.
Tribune reports on the Minnesota education commissioner
and his trip to China to take a look at how the educational system
works in that country. It is a good read.
Press reports that 11 Midwestern states have a deal
where students can send transcripts to collages at a low cost
electronically. I say all states must allow for this.
Today reports on a new Education
Sector report that the
National Educational Association has spent 8.1 million so far
to people and groups that oppose the No Child Left Behind Bill.
July 10th: The
Journal-Constitution reports that the Coweta County Board
of Education members may change the way they hire art teachers.
Sun reports on Maryland Governor's Academy for
Algebra program that helps teachers strengthen their knowledge
of algebra, data analysis, and give them new skills on how to get
students to pass high school assessment tests
News reports reports on the Young Detroit Builders
program. It has 43 students in it going for his or her GED.
City Star reports on more than 20 students who paid
up to $3,125 US to cheat on college entrace exams.
Herald reports on the Broward County Urban Teacher
Academy Program that helps groom new teachers while they are still
high schoiol students.
York Times has a long article up on woman that are getting
more college degress than the men. They also report have a report up
that colleges short on men have added football as a sport to
get more men to attend that college.
Journal reports that more educators in the state
of Rhode Island want students to take more college level classes
while in high school.
The Salt Lake
Tribune reports on weather smaller school districts
are better ones.
Post reports the city is striving to replace
370 uncertified teachers.
July 7th: The
Plain Dealer reports on Ohio school districts that
are setting up online schools to lure people from charter schools.
Chronicle has an article up on the State Board of
Education grappling on how to implement the new math and
science standards. With parential permission students can opt
out of the new requirements.
that 34 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico are
failing to meet NCLB rules on testing according to the Department
of Education. The Failing states plan to lose between 40 grand
and a million bucks plus. Failing states can appeal the status,
but they must submit a plan and a timeline for making improvements.
The Salt Lake
Tribune reports on a state sponsored camp that
attempts to get teens interested into science.
The Citizens’ Commission on Civil Rights has a new report up saying that states have done very little to address the "Highly
Qualified Teacher" part of the NCLB bill.
July 6th: The
News reports that five thousand students have been mandated
to attened summer school.
News reports on what the local school district is
trying to do with the shut down schools.
The Herald-Leader reports that the state wants to try out the
controversial and expensive I Can Learn math aid program. In the
Fort Worth Texas area they got mixed results using this program.
The Huntsville-Times reports that students that take the AP
exam in the state of Alabama can get reimburised for taking the
Diego Union-Tribune reports reports on a push for simpler
spelling. This is one funny read and I say no this idea.
The Salt Lake
Tribune reports that in-state tuition for illegals
may be in jeopardy.
July 5th: The
Chronicle reports that the state of Texas may change
the way it teaches Engligh to its students.
CNN reports on big group of students in Chile which protested
for change in what they say is a very crappy educational systen.
Times reports on when a student should start schooling. Benifits
of starting a kid one year late is mix-baged says on new study.
York Times has an article up on a school in the Bronx
area where sixth graders took and passed the state's high school
for Excellent Education has a report up on how
states caculate graduation rates.
July 4th: The Herald-Leader reports
that ACT supporter feel that making the test standard will minimize
Bee reports on senior class shrinkage at local
Diego Union-Tribune reports that the NEA wants to fight
the No Child Left Behind Bill.
Today reports on a new survey that states people who zone
out do worse on reading comprehension tests.
July 3rd: The
a report on college debt and doing public service. They also
have a second article
on how far teachers should go in sex-ed class.
& Observer reports on a Spanish class that had five
changes in teachers in one year. Something like this should never
ever happen for students. It hurts grades and hurts quality
of workers as well.
Bee has a report up on college debt.
June 30th: CNN reports on the Harlem RBI program that combines an intensive
reading and literacy program with baseball and softball in an
attempt to stop summer brain drain.
Times reports on new study by Policy
Analysis for California Education saying that reading gains have slowed
down in some states. The Department of Education is calling
the study flawed.
Herald reports on the Life Skills Center of Miami-Dade
that helps students who do not want to attend a traditional high
school the chance to graduate.
The Oregonian says that the graduation data for blacks is much
higher than what was listed in the Education Week report on dropout
rates. It did not include data on 708 students from schools in
the city of Portland that the Department of Education did not
Bee reports that the state Legislature will give
some more money to students to help them pass the state exit
And Mary School of Education reports that being
National Board Certified does not imporove classroom scores
June 29th: The
Globe reports that the state of Maine has signed a deal
with Apple to provide laptop computers to seventh and eight graders
and their teachers.
Sun-Times reports that Sen. James Meeks and fellow
members of the Legislative Black Caucus want a state probe of low-quality
City Star reports that 20 more Alabama schools will
have teachers doing teaching via a video screen.
& Observer reports on a national advisory panel that
is going to look at why students lag in math.
Tribune says the tuition plan Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced
is getting mixed reviews.
Today reports that Senate Democrats have released a new
report on college debt based on Department of Education statistics.
Times has a nice read on one high school grad Luz Elena
June 28th: The
Council on Education has a recent report up saying that
78 percent of undergraduates in college worked while going to
school I say that the more the students have to work to afford
college the harder and harder it is going to get more college
Globe reports that high school students in the state
of Massachustes in vocational programs will be able to get a "Certificate
of Occupational Proficiency" in the next few years. The certificate
will show off a higher level mastery in a vocational major.
of Education has a draft report up saying that
the college educational system needs a shake-up. I posted some
lengthy comments on this report here.
The people at Public
Agenda have a new survey up that asked
various questions on the eduational system. Results from the
survey say that parents and students want high standards.
Press reports Gov. Tim Pawlenty has put forth a
plan allowing students to go to public college for free. You
will have to maintain a B or better average in college and major
only in some select classes.
June 27th: The
Sun reports that Baltimore school officials are contesting
the recent results from the Education Week people on high school
Inquirer reports on the YouthBuild charter
school that is going to graduate 106 students who were dropouts
that came back for his or high school degree.
June 26th: The
Republic reports on teachers that go on summer field
trips to learn on standards required in the business world.
Information learned on the field trip will be taught in the classroom.
Courant reports on 120 interns at the University
of New Haven who will go to various school districts in the
fall and teach in an attempt to deal with teacher shortages
and a lack of substitutes.
Morning News reports that school districts in the
state of Texas may not have enough math and science teachers
to meet the new 2007-2008 graduation requirements.
Sector has a new report out that says that says
that over the past 30 years test scores for the boys are up and
more boys are going to college This
flies at the face of many other reports saying the boys are not
going college more.
that Toyota is trying out a pilot program that will recruit high
school grads to replace workers
that are going retire.
Press and the Rocky
Mountain News have different reports
up on college debt.
Bee reports on some students that are not going
to graduate on time due to the state's exit exam.
The Times-Dispatch reports on studets that are choosing between
the SAT or ACT exam.
June 23rd: The
Mountain News reports that the denver publiuc schools have
passed tougher graduation standards.
Kent Cooke Foundation has a new report up saying that
fewer than one out of every 1,000 community college students
transfers to a four year elite private college.
June 22nd: The
that state Sen. James Meeks thinks an extra 50 grand will get
teachers to teach in the crappier public schools.
Courant has a new report up on the Teach For America
The Star-Tribune reports on a new grant program for college
students that can give up to 4,000 dollars for college tuition.
Civil Rights Project has a new report out saying
that saying that the NCLB bill has not really closed the racial
June 21st: USA
Today reports on the Education Week graduation rate report.
They show the graduation rates for the top 50 cities. People
in Detroit dispute
the graduation rate data. The Boston
York Times, The
Star-Ledger, and the Salt
Lake Tribune report on it's own state
from the report.
Week people now have up a Diplomas Count presentation
on the report.
June 20th: The
Week people have their first ever annual report on
state graduation rates.
June 19th: CNN reports on the surging popularity of the Teach For America program.
News reports that the state wants an extension to
meet the highly quaified teachers part of the NCLB bill.
City Star reports on first year teachers in the Tuscaloosa Alabama
Times has a report up on the Chinese educational system
where you must do well on an exam or you do not goto college.
All other items such as class grades are not looked at for college
admission in China.
Times reports on a teacher support program for
June 16th: The
Globe reports that families in Massachusetts fell
a total of $562 million short of being able to pay for college
in the state last year according to state officials.
News reports that final exams for high school students
could return in phases.
News reports on how some cash strapped schools have
Register that all new elementary teachers in the
state of Iowa will have to take a standardized test to receive
a teaching license. They state says they have to do it or they
would lose millions of dollars in funding because of NCLB rules.
Architectural Foundation has a report up on how
a new school should be built.
City Star reports on people going back to their GED.
June 15th: The Christian
Science Monitor reports on P.E. classes doing some non
traditional sports as part of the curriculum.
City Star reports that the Kansas Board of Education
has passed new sex education guidelines stressing abstinence
June 14th: The Christian
Science Monitor reports on the education system in Chile.
CNN reports that the Bush administration has outlined some plans
to exam why states are excluding huge amounts of children when
it come to standardized testing and the No Child Left Behind
Week people report that a record amount of people
have signed up for the Teach for America program. 20% of applicants
this year are mathematics, science, or engineering majors.
June 13th: The
Science Monitor reports that upper-caste people in
India are protesting a rule that will force more lower-caste
people into college.
They also have a report
up on bilingual education and what states
have done over the past few years to get students to learn English.
News reports that the Michigan Board of Education
will vote on report cards for teacher colleges to get rid of
the bad one.
The Herald-Learder reports that the Fayette County school board
will vote to see if preschool inside that school district is
five days a week.
Post reports on this new report that says the
american educational system is holding back our genius students.
They also have
an article on early college high schools.
June 12th: The
Morning News has a report up on college textbook prices.
News reports on the Leadership Education and Development
Program summer program for high school students.
Herald reports that more single-sex classroom are
going to grow.
York Times reports on Adam Richman who graduated from
Harvard and wanted to find out if an M.B.A degree from that college
was worth it.
Mountain News reports on principals that are taking
some leadship training classes.
The Times-Dispatch has a report up on pre-paid college tuition.
Today has a new report up on College Debt. It is a good read.
June 9th: The
Globe reports that the New Bedford mayor has changed his
mind and will now only give out a "certificates of completion" to
students that pass all classes but do not pass the MCAS.
Science Monitor reports on the some high stakes
cheating on some exams in Asia. Cheating such as hiring a look-a-like
to take the exam to get a high score. Also tried was using a
tiny microphone and speaker sewed into a shirt which activated
a cellphone so your buddy could answers in a textbook for answers.
That idea did not work in the end.
Tribune resports on a new Education Trust report
that says that poorer quality teachers teach more in the higher
poverty school districts and is causing test scores to suffer
in those districts.
News has a new article up on the Kalamazoo Promise.
Times reports that half of California elementary schools
are not giving out the proper amount of physical education
time to its students.
& Observer reports on lawmakers who want to change
the date that Kindergartners must turn five years old to start
Diego Union-Tribune reports that the High Tech High
charter school wants to open up another school. The High Tech
High people has scrapped plans to open up a middle school,
but I would to see what they would do if they created one.
Week people report on students who have to double
dip in math and reading classes because they are behind in his
or her own schooling.
June 7th: The
B. Fordham Foundation releases a new report on Social
Studies Standards. Only eight states got an A rating.
News reports that the state of Texas has been denied
a chance to drop 10% of state's students from the No Child Left
Behind accountability system
Jose Mercury News reports that proposition 82 in California
that would all universal preschool for all did not pass.
June 6th: The
Herald reports that Jeb Bush has signed into law a massive
education reforme bill that forces high school students to pick
Tribune reports on the "Power of You" program that
will allow low income students in the area to go college free
for two years. More people have signed up for the program than
what was budgeted.
Post reports on problems with rural areas and
June 5th: The
Tribune reports that only 66,500 got free tutoring out
of 235,00 students which is great percentage wise compared to
York Times reports on parents that pay for teachers
to come to thier house as a home school teacher.
June 2nd: The
Baltimore Sun reports that Baltimore
County school officials will train teachers use Project Seed
techniques to help teach Algebra.
on new National
Center for Education Statistics report that women are now
getting more college degrees in fields that used to be dominated
by men. The study also says that pay for women still does lag
the men though.
City Star reports that since Arkansas started to
send letters home saying if students are fat or not trips to
pediatrician for talks and attendace in fitness class are both
Times reports that around one in ten students still have
not passed the state exit exam. These scores do not take into
account for the exam taken in May.
that Arizona State University is going to
team up with Chandler High to bring a college level computer
science to high school students.
They also have an article up are changes that taking place in
high schools to make them more like colleges.
Science Monitor reports on mayor of New Bedford,
Scott Lang, who wants to disobey policy and give high school diplomas
to students who fail the MCAS test.
Jose Mercury News reports that a lawsuit on the exit
exams has been moved to the appeals court.
Post reports on schools and school recess. The
article talks about what goes on during recess and some people
have done to try save recess.
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