Morning Round-up, April 11, 2006

Overhaul of curriculum, motivation for math and science teachers and more...


Teachers' leaders call for abolition of curriculum tests

The Independent via educationnews.org
A report prepared for the Association of Teachers and Lecturers' conference in Gateshead called for an overhaul of the national curriculum with the scrapping of tests at seven, 11 and 14.

First, schools need order USA TODAY
Recent events at California's secondary schools have called into question the authority and wisdow of some school administrators who have temporarily limited student expression because of violence and police clashes concerning the immigration issue.

Grants To Help Teachers Motivate Classes Hartford Courant
The state Department of HIgher Education has awarded $814,253 in competitive grants to support seven summer institutes in which college faculty will teach Connecticut school teachers how to make their classrooms more stimulating, particularly in math and science.


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