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In the News on July 30, 2007

Presidential candidates slip education down on priority list * NYC charter schools do better in reading and math than regular public schools * Teacher evaluation system used by Chicago Public Schools should be reformed to better reflect performance

Study: National tax-group study shows that “court-mandated school funding increases don’t necessarily last and that some states’ education spending slowed instead of keeping pace with mandates”
The Forum

Federal/NCLB

Commentary: Presidential candidates slip education down the nation’s priority list
Education Week

Commentary: “No Standards Left Behind:” Fighting the reauthorization of NCLB
Wall Street Journal

Report: Federal study concludes that NYC charter schools are better for improvement in reading and mathematics than regular public schools
Education Week

State Roundup

MN test scores show a slight improvement in reading and a slight decline in math, but the steadiness raises concerns over improvement
Brainerd Dispatch

OR passes a bill requiring schools to revise their curriculums within the next decade to provide a minimum amount of physical education hours
Statesman Journal

TX postpones the adoption of new reading and writing curriculum standards until next year to achieve higher achievement
Education Week

A report by the New Teacher Project shows that the teacher evaluation system used by Chicago Public Schools should be reformed to better reflect performance
Education Week

Published Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2007

In the News on July 30, 2007