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Big [Non-Financial] Stories Of The Day

Ap8710200257Education czar backs 'No Child Left Behind Contra Costa Times
U.S. Education Secretary Margaret Spellings on Friday warned states that they still have to comply with the federal No Child Left Behind law, despite a recent court ruling allowing a lawsuit that challenges its funding.

Walberg: Schools need flexibility to excel Detroit Free Press
As a classroom teacher forced to teach to the tests required by NCLB, she actually considered quitting because of the paperwork and restrictions imposed on her. She struggled to have time to give individual attention to each of her special needs students.

Value of National Board Certification Questioned Palm Beach Post
A study by Florida State University that showed no correlation between the certification and student achievement prompted legislators to take a closer look at the program, and that caused alarm among many of the state's nearly 11,000 nationally certified teachers.

Governors pitch ambitious programs Stateline. com
Stateline.org looks at proposals from governors’ 2008 "state of the state" speeches and provides an exclusive summary of all the addresses so far.

Video of shocked students destroyed MSNBC
A special education school destroyed videotape showing two of its students being wrongly given electric shock treatments despite being ordered to preserve the tape, according to an investigator's report.

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