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Archive for September, 2006

The National Education Association Says…..

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

in a new report out that students have a tough time fininshing homework.  500 parents and 200 middle school children were used in this report.

40% of parents surveyed said the students get too much homework and 25% of parents surveyed they could not help thier kids out because the assignment was too hard.

The Percentage Of Schools In Utah….

September 29, 2006 By: richard.ginn Category: NCLB, No Child Left Behind, Uncategorized

that are not meeting NCLB rules have gone up this year.  18% of schools are not meeting standards, 13% missed in the 2004-2005 school year.
They also have a companion article up as well. The article states that the U-PASS system they use is much better than the rules in the NCLB bill.  Schools that are proficient under the U-PASS is down 11% though, but they increased standards since so few schools missed proficiency standards.

The San Francisco Chronicle…..

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

has a report up on tutoring of students to get them into kindergarten.  The LA Times recently had one up as well.

Virginia Consortium Of Social Studies Specialists…

September 29, 2006 By: richard.ginn Category: NCLB, No Child Left Behind, Uncategorized

and College Educators have launched a campaign to make sure that social studies classes get more attention.  The NCLB will be getting a big look at next year.  They group says that social studies class is getting the short shrift for classes such as math and reading.

The Fayette County School District….

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

is now going to teach Chinese and Japanese language classes with a 900,000 buck grant they are going to get from the Department of Education.

Auditor General Thomas McTavish In the State….

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

of Michigan has found graduation rate errors in 10 schools from the years 2002-2004.