Sunday, December 31, 2006

Wishing you the best in 2007

It is not your environment;
it is not your history;
It is not your education or ability.
It is the quality of your mind
that predicts your future.
- Dr. Benjamin Mays

Happy New Year!

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Wednesday, December 27, 2006

No Child Left Behind: Five years later

Report examines impact of education law

A new policy paper, entitled "Ten Big Effects," examines the impact of the federal No Child Left Behind Law five years after it took effect. The paper comes from The Center on Education Policy (CEP), an independent, nonprofit research and advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C.

The center has been conducting an ongoing review of the law, gathering information, surveying education officials in all 50 states and producing numerous reports on various aspects of NCLB.

The law, which is up for reauthorization in 2007, is aimed at raising achievement and closing the achievement gap. It holds schools accountable for test scores, test participation, attendance and graduation rates for all students. To read the CEP report (a PDF document), click here.

Related: What's next for NCLB?

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Friday, December 22, 2006

Examining freshman academies

Efforts to boost graduation rates

Freshman academies, where ninth-graders take classes in separate buildings away from older students, are part of a movement centered around smaller learning communities. Ultimately, the programs aim to boost graduation rates by helping students master the core curriculum of math, science, English and social studies early, while providing coping skills and fostering greater teacher-student interaction.
Details from The Journey News (New York).

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We're back!

Starting today, I will resume posting selected education stories on this site.

If you have ideas for future posts, just leave them in comments.
It's nice to be back. (smile)

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