10/23/2006

Morning Round-up October 23, 2006

Good test scores mean $42 million for teachers AP
In the closing weeks of the fall campaign, the Bush administration is handing out money for teachers who raise student test scores, the first federal effort to reward classroom performance with bonuses.

Pundit Armstrong Williams settles case over promoting education reforms
USAT
Under an agreement signed Friday with the Justice Department, he will pay $34,000 to settle the case. The terms do not address whether he wrongly promoted Bush's education agenda. They consider only whether he was paid for public-service ads he didn't produce under the contract.

Bush's family profits from "No Child' act
LAT
A company headed by President Bush's brother and partly owned by his parents is benefiting from Republican connections and federal dollars targeted for economically disadvantaged students under the No Child Left Behind Act.

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