AM News: NCLB Waivers For More States
Eight More States Get Waiver From ‘No Child’ Law NYT: The move brought to 19 the number of states granted waivers this year, and Arne Duncan, the education secretary, said that more states would soon qualify for them. ALSO Eight More States Get ESEA Waivers Politics K12, Eight More States Get Education-Law Waiver WSJ, NEWS: Feds grant NY a waiver to swap new promises for NCLB rules GothamSchools, 8 States Get Waiver From 'No Child Left Behind' HuffPost Eight states get waiver from No Child Left Behind USAT
Duncan Seeks Advice: How To Have More Teachers 'Clamouring' For Low-Performing Schools? New Haven Independent via HuffPost: As Obama's top school official came to a city turnaround school Tuesday, he popped a question: How do we get more Tamara Raifords "clamoring" to teach in low-performing schools?
Sex Ed Seeks To Fight America's Worst Teen Pregnancy Rate AP via HuffPost: With her hair in a ponytail and her smile quick and wide, it's hard to tell that high school junior Donyell Hollins has been pulling all-nighters for most of the semester to take care of her infant daughter.
Common-Core Architect Helped Launch Rhee Advocacy Group Teacher Beat: One of the key architects of the Common Core State Standards, David Coleman, is listed as a director on the board of StudentsFirst, the advocacy group begun by former D.C. schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee.
Small Change In Reading To Preschoolers Can Help Disadvantaged Kids Catch Up NPR: Researchers say that changing what 4-year-olds see and think about when a book is being read can improve kids' reading skills later on. The key: Focus their attention on the words instead of the pictures.
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New ‘Digital Divide’ Seen in Wasting Time Online NYT: As access to devices has spread, children in poorer families are spending considerably more time using them for purposes other than for education.
Bloomberg Seeks New Law on Penalizing Teachers in Sex-Abuse Cases NYT: Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg wants to rewrite a New York state law to give school officials the power to overrule an arbitrator on whether to fire or penalize teachers.
More Principals Receive Positive Evaluations NYT: While the number of teachers rated unsatisfactory by the Education Department has risen in recent years, the number of principals rated poorly has continued to fall, according to information released by the city.
High-stakes testing protests spreading Washington Post: Opposition to high-stakes standardized testing is growing around the country, with more parents choosing to opt their children out of taking exams, more school boards expressing disapproval of testing accountability systems and even a group of superintendents joining the fight.
At charter network, new management means new faculty Chicago Tribune: Teachers, administrators and staff at four Chicago charter schools are being laid off because the New York-based company that manages the schools is being replaced.