Morning Round-up December 5, 2006

Local Schools to Study Whether Math -- Topics = Better Instruction WaPo
Advocates of new math and old math, back-to-basics math and "fuzzy" math might be shelving their differences to collectively focus on what many consider a more pressing problem: too much math.

Systems Struggling to Address Student Health
"Good dental care doesn't make you a good student, but if your tooth hurts, it's hard to be a good student," said Geoffrey Canada, president and chief executive of the Harlem Children's Zone.

Riverdeep buys Houghton Mifflin for 1.8B eSchool News
By joining Houghton Mifflin's paper-and-ink business with Riverdeep's core strength in educational software, the newly formed venture hopes to better position itself against larger rivals Pearson PLC, McGraw-Hill Cos., and Harcourt Education.


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