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In the News on April 14, 2008

Are NCLB provisions the answer to accurate graduation data? * D.C. will offer teachers buyouts ranging from $1,000 to $20,000 * MS rating system to gauge school performance could be suspended for a year * ND studies IN's 4-level diploma system

Accuracy in graduation data would be closer to reality if the Department of Education had been more forceful in implementing provisions of NCLB, says report
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2008/04/16/33grad.h27.html

School Funding Litigation/Policy

CA Democrats and Republicans cite different per-pupil spending figures in budget debate, some reports rank student spending near the bottom among states and others in the middle
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/state/20080413-9999-1n13pupil.html

FL schools face major budget cuts; state House and Senate begin negotiating a budget that could slash education by $298 million next year
http://floridacapitalnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080413/CAPITOLNEWS/804130335

State Roundup

D.C. will offer teachers buyouts ranging from $1,000 to $20,000 without lowering the retirement age; teachers and unions are unsatisfied
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/04/10/AR2008041003782.html?nav=rss_education

MS rating system to gauge school performance could be suspended for a year to give schools the chance to adjust to tougher state tests
http://www.clarionledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080414/NEWS/804140341/1002/NEWS01

ND studies IN’s 4-level diploma system as it examines ways to prepare the next generation of students to compete in the global marketplace
http://www.in-forum.com/articles/index.cfm?id=197947&section=News

SC schools are recognized for closing the achievement gap by the state’s Education Oversight Committee
http://www.charleston.net/news/2008/apr/12/fewer_lowcountry_schools_close_gap37048/

TX considers changing the school rating system to focus of student testing and introduce new incentives for schools that make gains
http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/texassouthwest/stories/DN-achievement_14tex.ART.State.Edition2.4600d63.html

Published Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2008

In the News on April 14, 2008

Accuracy in graduation data would be closer to reality if the Department of Education had been more forceful in implementing provisions of NCLB, says report
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2008/04/16/33grad.h27.html

School Funding Litigation/Policy

CA Democrats and Republicans cite different per-pupil spending figures in budget debate, some reports rank student spending near the bottom among states and others in the middle
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/state/20080413-9999-1n13pupil.html

FL schools face major budget cuts; state House and Senate begin negotiating a budget that could slash education by $298 million next year
http://floridacapitalnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080413/CAPITOLNEWS/804130335

State Roundup

D.C. will offer teachers buyouts ranging from $1,000 to $20,000 without lowering the retirement age; teachers and unions are unsatisfied
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/04/10/AR2008041003782.html?nav=rss_education

MS rating system to gauge school performance could be suspended for a year to give schools the chance to adjust to tougher state tests
http://www.clarionledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080414/NEWS/804140341/1002/NEWS01

ND studies IN’s 4-level diploma system as it examines ways to prepare the next generation of students to compete in the global marketplace
http://www.in-forum.com/articles/index.cfm?id=197947&section=News

SC schools are recognized for closing the achievement gap by the state’s Education Oversight Committee
http://www.charleston.net/news/2008/apr/12/fewer_lowcountry_schools_close_gap37048/

TX considers changing the school rating system to focus of student testing and introduce new incentives for schools that make gains
http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/texassouthwest/stories/DN-achievement_14tex.ART.State.Edition2.4600d63.html
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