July 30, 2004 Edition

Campaign 2004:
Department of Education: The Pet Goat Approach (New Yorker)
Education proposals in the 2004 presidential campaign (Brookings)
The governors speak--but are they listening? (The Gadfly)
Out to Lunchtime (National Review)
Kerry proposal would boost teachers, but with a price (LAT)
Daley's advice to Kerry: Be yourself (Chicago Daily Herald)

This Week in NCLB:
Few Needy L.A. Kids Get Promised Tutoring (LA Daily News)
City Schools To Give Tutoring 2nd Wind (Chicago Tribune)
Few eligible students accept offer to switch schools (Miami Herald)
'Needs Improvement' list out today (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
21 Schools Will Accept 'No Child' Transfers (AJC)
Leaving The Children Behind (NY Post)
Indian Schools Struggling with Federal Mandates (Education Week)
Louisiana Faces Uphill Battle to Close Achievement Gap, PAR Says
Where does all the federal education money go? (Cato Institute)
Some schools do better with review of data 16 percent still behind ... (Chicago Daily Herald)
Title I Funds: Who's Gaining, Who's Losing & Why (Center on Education Policy)
Ideas to Improve the Accountability Provisions Under NCLB (Center on Education Policy)
The ABCs of AYP (Education Trust)
Union Delegates Give New Leader Go-Ahead to Attack Federal Law (Education Week)
Teacher-Quality Rules Uneven For Rural States (Education Week)
Middle schools test 'No Child Left' goals (AJC)
Rural schools get extra time to meet requirements (Houston Chronicle)
Teachers Get Lessons on No Child Left Behind (LAT)
Meeting the Need for High Quality Teachers (Education Development Center)
No Child Left Behind may soon see changes (The Advocate)
Calls Grow to Reform Bush Education Act (NPR)

New & Notable:
Instruction Versus Exploration in Science Learning (Monitor on Psychology)
It's As Simple As ABC: Preschool Teachers Should Have A B.A. (USAT)
Selling out higher-education policy? (Chronicle of Higher Education)
Correcting misconceptions about home schooling, (Washington Post)
Full-day and Half-day Kindergarten in the United States (NCES)
Barbara Sizemore Dies; DC Superintendent (Washington Post)
Survey: More Teens Fear Going to School (CNN)
Seattle schools' racial tiebreaker ruled improper (Seattle Times)
Delay, Deadline and Another Court Date on Schools (NYT)
Grading Teachers (Progressive Policy Institute)
Teaching Teachers How To Connect With Urban Students (Washington Post)
Winning the substitute game (District Administration)

Chicago Illinois:
State's students show test gains (Tribune)
Hispanic students lead gains in reading, math (Sun-Times)
Chicago Has a Nonunion Plan for Poor Schools (NYT)
Morning Edition interview: Mayor Daley's Plan (NPR)
Dueling Protesters Spar Over School Closings (Chicago Sun-Times)
Renaissance a step back: protesters (Daily Southtown)
Schools scramble to satisfy law (Chicago Daily Herald)
Budget won't be a boon to schools (Chicago Daily Herald)
Cuts hurt teacher training program (Daily Southtown)
Blagojevich fires back at Madigan (Tribune)
Book review: School Reform in Chicago (Teachers College Record)
Illinois drops writing and social studies exams (Tribune)
Budget Forces Elimination Of Writing, Social Studies Tests (Sun-Times)
Gov. adds tax break to tuition program (Sun-Times)
Teacher chief ruling due soon (Tribune)

School Life:
In a Scribbler's World, the Fountain Pen's Flourish Gets Some Glory (NYT)
Could A Blue Shirt And Metallica Be Key To Higher Sat Scores? (AP)
To Play Sports, Many U.S. Students Must Pay (USAT)
Lingua Franca? Yes, It's English (NYT)
Cyber Charter School Schedules Meetings (San Diego Union Tribune)


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