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Archive for August, 2006

The Des Moines Register Reports….

August 30, 2006 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

that more schools in the state are offering advance courses.

If New Federal Rules Get In Place….

August 30, 2006 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

school districts all across the USA would get less money due to changes in special-education spending.

The Atlanta Journal-Constituition…..

August 30, 2006 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

has a report up on nap time for kindergartners.  Over the past few years in the area schools have been phasing it out.

The Superintendent In The….

August 30, 2006 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

Buffalo New York area wants to extend the school year to 200 days in his school district.  He also wants to extend the school day as well. The superintendent says that he wants to find a way to spend more time with the kids.

The Thomas B. Fordham Foundation…

August 29, 2006 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

has a new research report up on the state standards in the educational system.  Around half  of the states fail to have good standards.  The report shows how three states came up with the standards they have.
They also have released another report where they took 12 questions and asked them to some experts, got back some answers and came up with different Approaches to National Standards and Tests. Each one has pros and cons.

Comments from on these reports later on in the week.

A New ECS Policy Brief….

August 29, 2006 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

shows that the percentage of 10th graders who expect to get a college is dropping for all race levels.