10/20/2006

Morning Round-up October 20, 2006

Writing Instruction Necessity at Secondary Level Ed Week
The Alliance for Excellent Education report promotes high school improvements outlines 11 components of writing instruction that have been shown to be effective in rigorous research studies.

Experimental charter posts big gains among poor students
AP
Their lively shouts echo down the hallways at Elm City College Preparatory School, an experimental charter school that is making noise of its own by posting big academic gains among some of the state's poorest children.

Questions Arise on Virtual High School Science NYT
A dispute has flared over how far the Internet can go in displacing the brick-and-mortar laboratory.

UPDATE:
Charter School Supporters Respond to Falling Scores NPR
With test scores falling behind in some states, charter school supporters are calling for greater scrutiny. They say weeding out under performing schools will actually strengthen the movement.

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