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Best cities to live and learn 2010

Thursday, Apr, 08 at 9:06 am,

4.8.10 – GreatSchools – How do they do it? The surprising secrets behind the best education towns in the nation.

NATION’S LARGEST TEACHER UNIONS UNITE TO SUPPORT COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

Wednesday, Apr, 07 at 7:20 pm,

elphia, PA — Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, and Dennis Van Roekel, president of the National Education Association, will appear jointly to discuss how community schools are helping to create the conditions for effective teaching and learning.

President Obama’s Plan to Eliminate Tutoring Draws Broad-based Criticism

Wednesday, Mar, 24 at 1:22 pm,

WASHINGTON, DC, MARCH 24 — Broad-based and bipartisan opposition is growing in the wake of President Obama’s proposal to eliminate high-quality after-school tutoring for more than 500,000 low-income families as part of his blueprint for reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

An Early Warning System to Prevent High School Dropouts

Monday, Mar, 15 at 10:53 am,

3.15.10 – Nearly one-third of students attending public high schools fail to graduate. While discouraging, this outcome is not inevitable. Research suggests that ninth grade is a
crucial year for determining whether students will complete high school

Office of Civil Rights Enforcement Points to Need for Tracking Reform

Monday, Mar, 08 at 11:02 am,

BOULDER, Colo. and TEMPE, Ariz. (March 8, 2010) — Today, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) is announcing a new initiative to verify that school districts are providing students with equal access to college preparatory curricula, starting with compliance reviews in about 32 school districts across the U.S.

A New Era for the Strategic Management of Human Capital

Monday, Mar, 01 at 10:13 pm,

3.2.10 – Over the past 18 months educators have seen the national education reform agenda transformed. Novel ideas and unique strategies have been placed on the national docket for serious consideration. This transformation includes a focus on developing talent and managing human capital, a core emphasis of the education agenda of President Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan

GAO Issues Report on University Endowments

Sunday, Feb, 28 at 9:21 pm,

Endowment funds at the nation’s colleges and universities grew by an average of 6.2 percent a year in inflation-adjusted dollars since 1989, from just over $100 billion to more than $400 billion in 2008, according to a long-awaited Government Accountability Office study released today.

A Lack of Consequences for Sexual Assault

Wednesday, Feb, 24 at 7:03 am,

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 24, 2010 — Students found 'responsible' for sexual assaults on campus often face little or no punishment from school judicial systems, while their victims’ lives are frequently turned upside down, according to a year-long investigation by the Center for Public Integrity

Compulsively Impulsive / Impulsively Compulsive

Sunday, Feb, 21 at 9:53 am,

2.21.10 – THE DEATH OF A LOVED ONE IS DEVASTATING FOR ANY CHILD, but for nine-year-old Pat Swanson the death of her beloved uncle triggered thoughts and behaviors that she had never before experienced.

A Period of Transformation for East LA Schools

Friday, Feb, 19 at 7:29 am,

2.19.10 – The Pilot Schools plans were developed by teacher teams in collaboration with the Los Angeles Education Partnership, who has a 20 year track record for academic achievement within LAUSD. The East LA community leaders support in-district reform as the best plan for transforming the Garfield family of schools.

Time for a Paradigm Shift for Professional Learning

Monday, Feb, 15 at 7:42 am,

2.15.10 Hayes Mizell – Many people think about professional development in excessively narrow terms. Educators view it as an episodic add-on to the school year. School systems treat it as a service peripheral to student achievement.

Teacher Turnover in Charter Schools. 2009.

Friday, Feb, 12 at 4:15 pm,

2.13.10 – David A. Stuit and Thomas M. Smith – This study examines how teacher turnover differs between charter and traditional public schools and seeks to identify factors that explain these differences. differences.

DO VOUCHERS INCREASE SCHOOL SEGREGATION?

Friday, Feb, 12 at 1:43 pm,

2.13.10 – Gregory Elacqua – School choice advocates argue that the introduction of vouchers can make improved educational opportunity available to the most disadvantaged children.

Escalating Evidence on Charter Segregation

Tuesday, Feb, 09 at 1:21 pm,

BOULDER, Colo., and TEMPE, Ariz. (Feb. 9, 2010) — Today the Education and the Public Interest Center (EPIC) at the University of Colorado at Boulder and the Education Policy Research Unit (EPRU) at Arizona State University released a study that examines

School Restraint, Seclusion Bill Clears House Committee

Saturday, Feb, 06 at 12:09 pm,

2.6.10 – The House Education and Labor Committee voted Thursday to pass the bill known as the Preventing Harmful Restraint and Seclusion in Schools Act by a vote of 34 to 10. Now, the measure must be considered by the full House and it must be taken up in the Senate before it can become law.

STAAR to replace TAKS

Friday, Feb, 05 at 6:28 am,

AUSTIN – Commissioner of Education Robert Scott announced today that the next generation of student tests will be called the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness or STAAR.

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