Morning Round-up, April 14, 2006

Cafeteria tutors, random police searches, Praxis scores matter, and more...


Tutors outside the box Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Debra Long oversees the cafeteria at Arnco-Sargent Elementary School for 180 days a year, ensuring her charges attend classes with full, satisfied tummies. But for the pat six weeks, Long added a task to cafeteria duty: test tutor.

Students to Get No Warning Before Searches NYT
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced yesterday that police officers with metal detectors would conduct unannounced sweeps of students and their bags at middle schools and high schools thoughout the city beginning later this month.

Teachers With High Licensing Scores Found More Effective EdWeek
Students whose teachers score high on state licensing exams learn more mathematics over the course of a school year than peers taught by teachers with low scores, according to a new study that draws on 10 years of test-score data on North Carolina schoolchildren.


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