9/18/2006

Morning Round-up September 18, 2006

Teaching Math, Singapore Style NYT
Under the new (old) plan, students will once again move through the basics building the skills that are meant to prepare them for algebra by seventh grade. This new approach is being seen as an attempt to emulate countried like Signapore, which ranks at the top internationally in math.

Good Show! School following British curriculum opens in NY
Boston Globe
There will be a far greater emphasis on world history and geography. English classes will tackle well-known British authors. Spelling will be in British style and sports will include a children's version of cricket.

Students Vexed by Glitch-Laden Test
WaPo
Some students descrcibe a shortage of seats in testing centers. There also are reports of technical snags that have led to last minute cancellations of scheduled tests.

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