Morning Round-up, May 11, 2006

Last we heard from Villaraigosa was his State of the City, now the debate continues with Romer...

Scores on New SAT Expected to Decline
Washington Post
College Board officials say they are expecting as much as a five-point average decline in math and verbal scores on the new SAT, leading many high school counselors to conclude that the longer test is wearing out test takers and hurting their performance.

Schools may name an interim leader
Boston Globe
Michael Contompasis, chief operating officer Boston public schools, has agreed to stay on indefinately to possibly serve as interim superintendent, calling into question whether the search committee is on track to name three finalists by the end of the month and a news school chief by the end of June

Villaraigosa's Request for a State Audit of LA Unified Prompts a Rebuke From Romer
Los Angeles schools cheif Roy Romer fired off a stem rebuttal to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's call for a state audit Wednesday, saying that he and the Board of Education welcome the review but reject the mayor's continued attacks on the school district.

Gap in the Disciplining Of Students Stirs a Debate
Washington Post
Some Principals are not holding up their end of the bargain: Too often, they send a student right back to the classroom with a terse note or a few words on the intercom, not bothering to find out why the chils was sent to the office in the first place.


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