Primary Testing, School Finance, and More (New and Notable

While there's lots of talk about the possibility of testing in high schools, early childhood testing is quickly taking hold through Reading First and Head Start and state preschool programs, bringing with it some of the same hopes and challenges:
Making the Grade PJ Star
Preventing early reading failure American Educator
Comprehending DIBELS FairTest.org

The biggest new report out this week comes from Education Week, which focuses on school finance
Quality Counts 2005 Examines Changes in School Finance Education Week
Objective information missing in school funding decisions Chicago Sun Times

The best of the rest:
The Art of Testing Teachers Magazine
Understanding ADHD American Federal of Teachers
Wanted: Speech-language pathologists CNN
Are Bonus Grade Points for Hard Courses Unfair? Washington Post
How To Triple Teacher Salaries Texas Journal
Slow-Motion Miracle: One Boy's Journey Out of Autism's Grasp New York Times
Exploding the Self-Esteem Myth Scientific American


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