Morning Round-up October 3, 2006

More Clout Sought for Social Studies in U.S. Law WashPost
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.

Amid Fears of Copycats, Schools Gird for Security NYT
Schools around the country were on alert Monday after the second hostage event, and third homicide case, in less than a week in a school.

What Spellings Got Right and Wrong Inside Higher Ed
The education secretary and her higher education commission started the right conversation, but missed some key themes, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy writes.


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