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Archive for January, 2010

The National Council On Teacher Quality Is Out….

January 29, 2010 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

with the 2009 state policy yearbook. The overall average grade for the nation was a D. They say that state teacher policies are broken, outdated and inflexible.

The best state in the nation was Florida with a C rating.

They say 47 states allow tenure to be awarded virtually automatically, that 5 states offer a genuine alternate route to certification, and that most states fail to exercise appropriate oversight of their teacher preparation programs to name just a few problems states are having.

The Education Week Reports…

January 29, 2010 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

on new critiques that are urging changes in the Common Standards that are being created.

College Related articles For January 29, 2010…

January 29, 2010 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

The Union-Tribune reports on the University of California at San Diego that is looking to create a new Law School.

The Herald Leader reports on University presidents in Kentucky impressing legislators with funding request.

The Washington Post reports on a bill ending banks’ role in student loans stalling in the Senate.

The Washington Post Reports…

January 29, 2010 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

on former D.C. Catholic schools seeking identity as charter schools.

The AP Reports…

January 29, 2010 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

on president Obama seeking up to four billion in more spending.

The New York Times Reports…

January 29, 2010 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

on as many as 11,000 teachers in the city that may have no job if the city does not wring pay concessions from the teachers’ union and all of Gov. David A. Paterson’s proposed budget cuts are approved.

They also report on preschools in Massachusetts that have teeth brushing time as a requirement.

They even report on experts that say getting a rewrite of the NCLB will be a tough thing to get through.