9/20/2006

Morning Round-up September 20, 2006

'Lite' Choice in School Reform WaPo
The report by the Center on Education Policy cites the Prince Geoge's system as the emblematic of a national tred: When school systems are forced to take corrective action, they tend to choose the least radical -- and least corrective, it says -- option.

Choosing a College, With Help From the Web
NYT
Although some sites purport to calculate a student's likihod of winnin acceptance, the site Annie used, and similar ones, are like a computer dating service, matching students with potential compatible colleges.

No more teacher, no more books
Delaware News Journal (via JImmy K)
Welcome to the Microsoft-designed School of the Future, with no books -- wireless Internet allows students to access reference materials from everywhere in the building.

Gates Foundation Gives L.A. Charter School Group $1.8 Million LAT
The grant will support five charter schools opened this year by Green Dot Public Schools near Los Angeles Unified's Jefferson High School, which has been beset with racial strife and low academic performance.

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