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In the News on August 31, 2007

Draft NCLB Bill Intensifies the Discussion * As minorities increase, student bodies change * Report: Segregation in U.S. Schools is Increasing * One-third of CT's schools fall short of federal standards


Draft NCLB Bill Intensifies the Discussion
Preliminary proposal for the reauthorization of NCLB marks the start of what will be a busy fall in Congress
Education Week

Host of Lawmakers Offer Bills to Revise NCLB
Members of Congress introduce more than 100 bills to amend NCLB
Education Week

School Integration

As minorities increase, student bodies change
Analysis shows that as minorities increase, white students are less likely to attend nearly all-white public schools, while African-American and Hispanic students are more likely to attend nearly all-minority schools
Atlanta Journal Constitution

Minnesota's schools rank second in racial change
MN is in the midst of the second biggest shift in the nation toward racial and ethnic integration
Star Tribune

State Roundup

One-third of state's schools fall short of federal standards
About one-third of CT public schools did not meet federal standards this year under NCLB

Hundreds more public schools fall short
The number of MN schools failing to meet NCLB standards rose from 483 last year to 729 this year in part because of a tougher math test
Star Tribune

Good WASL, if you don't count math
Most WA students passed the 2007 state reading and writing exams, but math continues to be a problem for many
Seattle Post Intelligencer


N.J. schools shake 'persistently dangerous' label
NJ’s immunity to "persistently dangerous" schools, leads to questions about the process nationwide of identifying unsafe schools under NCLB provisions
Star Ledger

Report: Segregation in U.S. Schools is Increasing
Segregation in schools is on the rise, according to a report that says the US risks becoming a nation in which a new majority of non-white young people will attend "separate and inferior" schools
Washington Post

State test shows gap between poor students, others
The Alaska Standards Based Assessment test shows that poor students are more likely to fail the exam
Juneau Empire

Louisiana school storm aid lacking, group says
Research group says that LA officials have only spent 2 percent of hurricane recovery dollars on education, and that federal aid has been disproportionately allocated to affluent schools on the MS Gulf Coast
The Advocate

A new era for schools
NH education and government officials plan to detail the larger role the state will play in teaching city kids this year
Union Leader

Educators encouraged by latest PSSA results
PA says that 7 of every 10 students are on track for success, and math and reading test results show that schools are making progress toward meeting all state achievement targets
Pittsburgh Post Gazette

School voucher foes, friends alike hope for out-of-state support
UT activists intensify campaigns for and against educational vouchers in the run-up to a November referendum election, and the chairman for the state board of education expects the amount of money to pour into the campaign to be significant and large
Salt Lake Tribune

At New Orleans School, Bush Tells City ‘We’re Still Paying Attention’
President Bush commemorates Hurricane Katrina's devastating blow with a speech that combines comfort with the controversial debate over competition and choice in public schooling
Education Week


Education Week

 Arizona Star Net

Tucson Citizen

Miami Herald

Rutland Herald

News Miner

Des Moines Register

The Advocate

Union Leader

Star Telegram

Augusta Chronicle


State Roundup

Published Thursday, Sep. 6, 2007