Morning Round-up June 26, 2006

Study Casts Doubt On the 'Boy Crisis' Washington Post
A study to be released today looking at long-term trends in test scores and academic success srgues that widespread reports of U.S. boys being in crisis are greaty overstated and that young males in school are in many ways doing better than ever.

A New Competitive Sport: Grooming the Child Athlete NYT
Parents are spending upwards in the tens of thousands of dollars to pay for professional coaches, private trainers, athletic testin, sports camps, travel with elite teams, and family travel -- sometimes only get their child on a high school sports team.

370 Uncertified Teachers Will Be Fired; 450 at Risk
Washington Post
More than 350 teachers will be dismissed Friday because they have failed to prove certification or work towards one, and 45o teachers are at risk while earning their certification if fully certified teachers are found first.

Veterans take charge in US classrooms Boston Globe
Many troops return home and find their skills put to use in the classroom -- often through a federal program called Troops to Teachers which allows veterans and reservists with college degrees to earn a teacing certification.


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