Morning Round-up September 25, 2006

Audit Finds Ethical Lapses In U.S. Reading Program AP
The government audit finds that the Reading First program has been beset by conflicts of interest and willful mismangement. It also says that program review panels were stacked with people who shared the director's view's and that only favored publishers of reading curricula could get money.

Newsweek to Team Up With Kaplan to Offer Online M.B.A. NYT
What credibilty do Kaplan and Newsweek bring the M.B.A business? The answer, as anyone with an M.B.A. knows, is synergy: bith Newsweek and Kaplan are owned by the Washington Post Company.

State, PBS focus on teaching skills
eSchool News
The IDEAS program or Internet Delivered Education for Arkansas Schools is designed to help teachers complete 60 hours of required professional development each year as manadated by the state legislature.

Hub officials confirm they have a new school chief Boston Globe
Manuel J. Rivera will become Boston's superintendent of schools next July. He is currently superintendent of Rochester, N.Y. schools and will be Boston's first Hispanic superintendent.


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