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In the News on August 10, 2007

The NAEP will feature more student state data * Bush approves the America COMPETES Act * LA superintendent calls for a "world-class education"
 

President Bush approves the America COMPETES Act to bolster mathematics and science education
Education Week

Editorial: “The Kids Are All Right” and they prove their knowledge on the NAEP economics test
Wall Street Journal

The NAEP will feature state data on students that are excluded from their tests as well as those who are given special help or accommodations more prominently in their reports to ensure a better understanding of state differences and the limitations of such comparisons
Education Week

Federal/NCLB

Rep. Miller’s goal of providing schools with more flexibility and fairness under the new provisions of NCLB sparked immediate expressions of concern from some key Republicans
Education Week

The inspector general’s office in the Department of Education concludes that the provision of NCLB meant to identify dangerous schools and allow for student transfer is ineffective and should be surpassed
Education Week

State Roundup

LA superintendent calls for a “world-class education” as he insists that the state will face tough days ahead if it does not change what it is doing in its public schools
The Advocate

The Omaha Public Schools show interest in resolving the ongoing school finance lawsuit against Nebraska outside of the courtroom and Gov. Heineman agrees that he wants to settle the issue through discussion, not litigation.
Omaha World Herald

House Speaker Craddick says that “improving conditions inside Texas’ state schools for the mentally retarded will be a top priority over the next year and a half”
Dallas News

A coordinator of WV virtual schools asks for more funding to level the playing field by giving students access to teachers and coursework that local counties don’t offer
Charleston Daily Mail

Published Friday, Aug. 10, 2007

In the News on August 10, 2007

 

President Bush approves the America COMPETES Act to bolster mathematics and science education
Education Week

Editorial: “The Kids Are All Right” and they prove their knowledge on the NAEP economics test
Wall Street Journal

The NAEP will feature state data on students that are excluded from their tests as well as those who are given special help or accommodations more prominently in their reports to ensure a better understanding of state differences and the limitations of such comparisons
Education Week

Federal/NCLB

Rep. Miller’s goal of providing schools with more flexibility and fairness under the new provisions of NCLB sparked immediate expressions of concern from some key Republicans
Education Week

The inspector general’s office in the Department of Education concludes that the provision of NCLB meant to identify dangerous schools and allow for student transfer is ineffective and should be surpassed
Education Week

State Roundup

LA superintendent calls for a “world-class education” as he insists that the state will face tough days ahead if it does not change what it is doing in its public schools
The Advocate

The Omaha Public Schools show interest in resolving the ongoing school finance lawsuit against Nebraska outside of the courtroom and Gov. Heineman agrees that he wants to settle the issue through discussion, not litigation.
Omaha World Herald

House Speaker Craddick says that “improving conditions inside Texas’ state schools for the mentally retarded will be a top priority over the next year and a half”
Dallas News

A coordinator of WV virtual schools asks for more funding to level the playing field by giving students access to teachers and coursework that local counties don’t offer
Charleston Daily Mail

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