Morning Round-Up, January 3, 2006

When college aid competes with school reform San Francisco Chronicle (via EdNews)
Romancing swing voters, like other tentative trysts, often yields soft promises, even broken hearts. Take the college-aid proposals of new House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, eager to signal that her Democrat-led Congress will sooth the economic angst of middle-class families, starting with making college more affordable.

Trying to Find Solutions in Chaotic Middle Schools NYT
Driven by slumps in learning and by high dropout rates later, educators are struggling to rethink middle school.

Fix 'No Child' law to make it more effective Detroit News (Via EdNews)
The New Year has barely begun, but already special interests are lobbying intensely to rework the federal No Child Left Behind Act -- up for renewal in 2007 -- to protect themselves.


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