Teachers, Classrooms, Immigrants, and Boys (New and Notable)

Teachers and Teaching:

How do the new teachers measure up? Christian Science Monitor
Current Strategies to Recruit Teachers WCER
City Teachers Chafe at Standardization NPR
Teachers feel the heat Philly.com
In Fresno, it's the teacher who stays after class USAT
Experts question effectiveness of certification Detroit News
If You Build It, They Will Come Eduwonk.com
Let's Shoot for Quality Teachers, Not for Mars LAT
The wacky curriculum The Age
Some teachers, unions balk at Gov. Bush's pay plan Sun-Sentinel.com
L.A. Teachers Union to Broaden Its Focus
Heading for the Cliff, AFL-CIO Decides to Increase Speed EIA


Opening Dialogue With a Knock on the Door Washington Post
Help for low-income students Atlanta Journal Constitution
Orientations introduce fifth graders to middle schools
Jefferson City News Tribune
A tale of two schools
The new standards are set – now what? ASCD
Boot camp' drills primary pupils for state test Cleveland Plain Dealer
Students Make Gains in Reading Washington Post
Luxury or Necessity? Term Papers in U.S. High Schools Concord Review
Education Starts In School Washington Post
New SAT, Big Business Wshington Post

Latinos and Immigrants:

Forum seeks ways to help Hispanics do better in school
Opening Doors to Latino Families Classroom Leadership
Minn. immigrant students fare better Pioneer Press

Boys and School:

22 School Practices That May Harm Boys IllinoisLoop.org
Undoing the damage of male-bashing, one daughter at a time Town Hall

Best of the Rest:

Basketball jeers upset schools
Players 'set bad example to kids' ITV.com
Just say ... nothing? The parental 'drug talk' fades CSM
‘Counter-recruiters' shadowing the military USA Today
Investigation of Education Databases in Four States SEDL
A Texan Stumbles in King Arthur's Court NYT
Raising the Bar for Higher Education Policy PPI


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