8/28/2006

Morning Round-up August 28, 2006

In Schools Across U.S., the Melting Pot Overflows NYT
Some 55 million youngsters are enrolling for classes in the nation's school this fall, making this the largest group of students in America's history.

Study: Teacher's Gender Affects Learning
WaPo
The study by Thomas Dee, an associate professor of economics at Swarthmore College, finds that boys learn more from male teachers and girls learn more from female teachers.

Free tutoring promise left behind
Bostom Globe
Sluggish enrollment, local resistance, questionable oversight, poor outreach to parents -- all of it has hampered a program that Congress adopted nearly five years ago.

Detroit Teachers Vote to Not Report to Work
NYT
Although illegal, teachers may have voted to strike over a contract with wage cuts of 5.5 percent and reductions to some benefits.

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