Morning Round-up December 15, 2006

Expert Panel Proposes Far-Reaching Redeisgn of the American Education System NYT
The New Commission on the Skills of the American Workforce proposed a far-reaching redesign of the United States education system that would include having schools operated by independent contractors and giving states, rather than local districts, control over school financing.

Students sink teeth into 'Read to Feed' Campaign
JS Online
The announcement Thursday that 170,000 books had been read by students at 199 schools in 55 communities over the last two weeks and that Time Warner was donating 170,000 cans of food to fight hunger.

Vocational education is shifting focus
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Signifying the changes, recent federal legislation even gave vocational education a new label. Now, officially, it's Career and Technical Education, or CTE. And the new CTE can mean anything from nanotechnology to robotics to biomedical sciences.


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