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Archive for October, 2007

Southern Education Foundation….

October 30, 2007 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

releases a report saying that most of the students that are low income are in the southern states. The report shows off a massive increase in the amount of the states in the south from the years of 2000-2006 that have more than 50% of the students that are low income.

The show off NAEP 4th grade math scores for wealthy and low income students where the low income students across the nation are 21% below wealthy kids on the exam. They really needed to use to two different colors for the bar chart.

Steve Edwards In Manchester Would….

October 30, 2007 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

like to see in the school system report cards for parents. Thins included in the report card would include things such as if a child gets to school on time, IF Homework completed, and if they are properly nourished and dressed for the weather.

I think this is getting too intrusive and would not work. Even the article states this was tried in the Chicago area and failed.

USA Today Has A Report Up….

October 30, 2007 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

on

New York Times Reports….

October 30, 2007 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

that Schools Chancellor Joel I. Klein is going to limit the amount of students who can get into gifted classes. He wants only students who score in the top 5 percent on admissions tests to be in gifted programs.

Presidential Candidate Bill Richardson On Monday…

October 30, 2007 By: richard.ginn Category: 2008 Presidential News

to talk about his idea of paying teachers a minimum of 40 grand a year and providing college tuition if they do some national service.

George Miller Article….

October 30, 2007 By: richard.ginn Category: NCLB, No Child Left Behind, Uncategorized

The LA Times looks at this Democratic congressman who wants to fix the NCLB. He would like to see better pay for more performance in the school system and some people are not to happy about that idea.