Thursday, December 13, 2007

Top EdWeek Stories

Plans for Federal Reading Panel Hit a New Roadblock
After several years of planning and a series of false starts, a new federal venture to review reading research has hit another bureaucratic hurdle—one that could keep it from ever getting off the ground.

‘Growth’ Pilot Now Open to All States
U.S. officials say that the first states to use "growth models" have shown it can be done without compromising the accountability goals of the NCLB law.

Principals’ Pay, Performance Gaining New Policy Attention
Such efforts are being driven in part by concerns that Congress will define a “highly qualified principal,” when it reauthorizes the No Child Left Behind Act.

Analysts See Continued State Fiscal Slowdown
Fifteen states have reported deficits or projected lower-than-expected revenues for fiscal 2008, according to a new report from the NGA and NASBO.

Poverty’s Effect on U.S. Scores Greater Than for Other Nations
An estimated 18 percent of the variation in Americans’ science scores were related to students’ socioeconomic circumstances.

In Perspective

Coaching Teachers to Help Students Learn
Educational fads come and go, but coaching for teachers is fast becoming a tool of choice for striving districts.

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