CONGRESS BEGINS BUDGET DEBATE: House and Senate Budget Plans Accommodate President Obama’s Education Proposals ArticleApril 06, 2009
Earlier this year, President Obama released a budget outline for fiscal year (FY) 2010 that contained few actual numbers but proposed new investments in education, including an expansion of early childhood education, a focus on rigorous standards and assessments that are aligned to the demands of the global economy, efforts to better prepare and reward effective teachers and principals, and more opportunities for students to go to college and graduate.
Measuring and Improving the Effectiveness of High School Teachers Report/Fact SheetMarch 25, 2008
Most education reformers agree that effective teaching is defined by improving student learning, but they disagree on how to measure teacher effectiveness and how to use those measurements to improve teaching.
Studies show that college remediation rates are high and college completion rates are low.
Reading for the 21st Century: Adolescent Literacy Teaching and Learning Strategies Report/Fact SheetApril 08, 2007
Literacy is often broadly defined as the ability to read, write, speak, listen, and think critically.
Reading and Writing in the Academic Content Areas Report/Fact SheetJune 01, 2006
For years, the nation’s education policymakers have spotlighted the importance of literacy instruction in grades K–3, where students develop the basic reading skills upon which they will build their future academic success.
American schools spend more than $2.6 billion annually replacing teachers who have dropped out of the teaching profession.
Never in this country's history has the need for an educated, literate citizenry been so critical. The increasing complexity of rapid globalization demands a workforce that is skilled in reading, communications, and mathematics.
STATES REPORT NUMBER OF HIGHLY QUALIFIED TEACHERS: State Officials Admit Guesswork in Reporting Data ArticleNovember 03, 2003
In September, 33 states reported that over 75 percent of their core classes were being taught by "highly qualified" teachers as defined in the No Child Left Behind Act.
With states collectively facing the worst budget crisis since World War II, most state officials think they're facing the worst of times.
MEETING THE HIGHLY QUALIFIED TEACHERS CHALLENGE: Too Many Teachers Teaching Outside of Their Field, Paige Says ArticleJuly 21, 2003
Last week, in his second annual report to Congress, U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige wrote that many classrooms in our nation's schools are being led by teachers without a major or minor in the field in which they teach.