Morning Round-up July 13, 2006

Upper Grades, Lower Reading Skills Washington Post
The Alliance for Excellent Education, a Washington-based education policy and advocacy group, estimates that as many as 6 million middle and high school students can't read at acceptable levels.

Schoolbooks Are Given F's in Originality
Just how similar passages showed up in two books is a tale of how the largely obscure $4 billion a year world of elementary and high school textbook publishing often works, for these passages were not written by the named authors but by one of more uncredited writers.

Hub may not have school chief till Jan Boston Globe
The delay is setting off concern among some observers of the school system, who say that efforts to improve the city schools are losing momentum. Others are beginning to ask aloud: Is there something undesirable about working in Boston?


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