ADOLESCENT LITERACY COACHES CATCH ON IN ST. LOUIS: Grades Improve for Middle School Students Under New Program ArticleOctober 20, 2003
The private management team that runs the St. Louis public school system has grabbed headlines in the last few months for closing schools, laying off employees, and outsourcing many district operations.
With states collectively facing the worst budget crisis since World War II, most state officials think they're facing the worst of times.
On July 9, the House of Representatives passed two pieces of legislation that would help states and school districts meet the "highly qualified teacher" requirements of No Child Left Behind (NCLB).
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION RELEASES FINAL REGULATIONS FOR NCLB: Regulations Include Clarifications on Teacher Quality ArticleDecember 09, 2002
After receiving over 700 comments from approximately 140 parties in regard to proposed regulations for the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige issued final regulations to further clarify federal, state, and local responsibilities under NCLB.
SUPPORT FOR NEW-TEACHER EXCELLENCE: New Reports Say Financial Incentives and Induction Programs are Successful Tools to Help Meet the Highly Qualified Teacher Challenge ArticleDecember 09, 2002
Two recent reports argue that financial incentives and induction programs are successful in both recruiting new teachers and retaining veteran educators.
According to the data from the 1998 National Assessment of Educational Progress, 26 percent of eighth graders and 23 percent of twelfth graders do not have even partial mastery of the fundamental reading skills expected at their grade levels.
WELCOME BACK: Record Numbers of Students and New Federal Regulations Await Teachers and Administrators in New School Year ArticleSeptember 09, 2002
For the seventh consecutive year, record numbers of students are expected to enroll in public and private elementary and secondary schools this fall.