Monday Papers April 3 2006

Growth model states, charter school crash and burn, math and science summit in Philly, and more


Eight states pass preliminary growth model review
USDE via EdWeek
The states, chosen from 20 that applied for the pilot program, are Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, Delaware, Florida, North Carolina, Oregon, and Tennessee.

In Death of Bronx Charter School, a Wider Problem NYT
Charter schools' greatest assets — freedom and flexibility — can allow operators to get in over their heads.

Summit seeks to improve U.S. math education Philadelphia Enquirer
Philadelphia-area school districts need to make changes now to ensure that today’s youngsters are trained for tomorrow’s jobs. That’s the goal of an effort launched yesterday by some 200 regional science, technology, engineering, and mathematics summit.

Ohio to pay online school Akron Beacon Journal
The Ohio Department of Education has agreed to pay the state’s largest online charter school about $263,000 after three years of audits and an enrollment review revealed the Electronic classroom of Tomorrow is owed the money.


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