Morning Round-up June 7, 2006

Time Off? No Problem. But for Jail? Problem NYT
For years, the New York City school system has encouraged people to leave lucrative professions behind to work as teachers. But a disbarred lawyer convicted of theft may not have been what officials had in mind.

Bonuses, Relaxed Rules Proposed Washington Post
A proposal contract to be voted on today by the more than 4,000 members of the D.C teachers union would enable teachers to earn bonuses tied to student performance and to opt out of some union work rules.

Schools await OK on changing standards Boston Globe
The number of Massachusetts school systems that fail to meet federal standards on state tests could pludge by more than 75 percent if federal officials aprove a state request to relax the rules.

'No Child' succeeds when states take it seriously
Indianapolis Star
School officials are not upset that schools are being closed due to No Child Left Behind and consider the law successful.


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