Morning Round-up May 2, 2006

Work on education gap lauded Wisconsin State Journal
Madison made more progress than any other urban area in the country in shrinking the raciel achievement gap and managed to raise the performance levels of all racial groups over the past decade.

Early start provides critical foundation for young children
Education experts - including the state department of education - laud preschool as providing a valuable and even critical foundation for young children.

More boys finding they're ahead of the game when they're held behind
Chicago Tribune
Growing demographic: boys whose parents are delaying their entrance into kindergarten until age 6.

Models of middle school success
Baltimore Sun
Educators came to Balitmore last week from Massachusetts, New York, Washington and Virginia to study the sucess of the Crosroads School.

Hybrid school buses on the way eSchool News online (via educationnews.org)
As soaring fuel costs threaten to cripple school budgets once again, several groups are working on developing hybrid diesel-electric school buses to reduce the need for diesel fuel.


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