Morning Round-up August 30, 2006

Legislators OK School plan; Gov. Vows Approval LAT
The bill passed after an inital vote of only 30 'ayes' and began a two hour lobbying effort to get members to the vote which finally passed 42-20. Gov. Schwarzenegger is eager to sign the bill.

SAT Reading and Math Scored Show a Significant Decline
The College Board attributes the lower scores to students taking the SAT only once instead of two or three times when scores normally increase.

Ehrlich Outlines Plan to Pursue Merit Pay for Teachers if Reelected WaPo
In an address to the Maryland State Board of Education Ehrlich said he would include $800,000 in his fiscal 2008 budget proposal to cover planning costs of a Quality Compensation Initiative.


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