11/28/2006

Morning Round-up November 28, 2006

States give failing grade to graduation rates CSM
For every 100 ninth graders, only 18 will enter college and finish within six years.

Escaping Average WaPo
With extra help,
many more students could be taking algebra in middle school and college-level courses in high school.

Court turns down school vouchers case
AP
The Supreme Court on Monday refused to take up the issue of school choice in Maine, where a state law bars the use of public funds to send students to private religious schools.

Arabic Moves to the Head of the Language Classes NPR
The federal government is increasing funding for teaching foreign languages in school, particularly those considered critical for national security.

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