Morning Round-up June 13, 2006

U.S. Gived Charter Schools a Big Push in New Orleans NYT
Education Secretary Margaret Spellings announced MOnday that $24 million in federal aid had been awarded to Louisiana for the development of charter schools, more than double what the state has already recieved to help create such schools in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Pairing a Diploma With Associate's Degree
Washington Post
Programs that allow students to earn college credit while in hih school sound as if they have been designed for the smartest, most ambitious teens. But that's not necessarily so.

Eye-catching system helps students read Miami Herald
Dozens of Miami-Dade schools are diagnosing reading problems by using infrared goggles that chart how students' eye move.

Fast Learners Benefit From Skipping Grades, Report Concludes
Washington Post
The report says that America's school system keeps bright students in line by forcing them to learn in lock-step manner with their classmates.

The headline that made me laugh: "Safe" social networking sites emerge eSchool News


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