Morning Round-up June 20, 2006

Let's get back to the blackboard Boston Globe
Tom Payzant pursued, at a reasonable pace, a set of research-based, nationally endorsed reform strategies, and these have had substantial impact. Yet in spite of all this, we are still a long way from achieving our goals of proficiency for all Boston students.

Baltimore School Chief Quits Amid Mystery NYT
The chief executive of the Baltimore school system, Bonnie S. Copeland, has submitted her resignation and neither Ms. Copeland nor officials would say why she is leaving.

New York asks curb to shocks at school
Boston Globe
New York regulators recommended severe limits yesterday on the use of electric shock and other painful punishments at a Massachusetts school for students with mental retardation, autism, and emotional problems.

Report card: 'F' for fatalities
Philadelphia Daily News
As the school year comes to an end, the city schools have been handed their own report card, and they flunked the critical issue of reducing school violence.


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