Morning Round-Up September 29 2006

More Clout Sought for Social Studies in U.S. Law Wash Post
With unprecedented requirements for annual testing in reading and math, a 2002 federal law put a premium on student achievement in those subjects. But some Virginia educators contend that No Child Left Behind has left a vital field behind: social studies.

More questions in Colo. school shooting AP
Investigators were piecing together evidence Friday to try to determine the motive of the gunman who held six girls hostage in a high school classroom, sexually assaulting some before killing one and committing suicide.

Escape Hatch for Incompetent Teachers Closed LAT
In a rare defeat for teachers' unions, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill Thursday to make it easier for some principals to reject incompetent teachers.


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