8/10/2006

Morning Round-up August 10, 2006

Robots to teach math, science to children Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (via educationnews.org)
Carnegie Mellon University and LEGO Education have partnered to put robots in about a dozen grade schools to help teach math and science concepts.

Auditors reproach California charter schools
AP
A chain of charter schools overcharged the state more than $57 million over three years, reimbursed its top executives for expensive SUV's and paid thousands of dollars for employee parties at Disneyland.

State's teacher incentive pay plan ready to reward Dallas Morning News (educationnews.org)
Texas's first full fledged attempt to reward teachers for students' performance is underway this school year, with 15 percent of all public schools invited to take part in the new incentive pay plan.

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