Weekly News Roundup: August 9

Monday, 9 August 2010 20:42 by Interns

Editor's Note: This is our weekly news roundup of education-related events nationwide and in our launch regions, compiled by one of our amazing interns.  

National:
+ Why You Should Be Skeptical about Standardized Test Scores (Washington Post)
+ Poll: Language Barrier A "Risk" For Latinos in Schools  (USA Today)

Bay Area:
+ 85 Days To Decide: Democrats Roll Dice With Education Aid (Fox News)
+ State School Board Adopts Common Core Standards (San Francisco Gate)
+ Who's to blame for Schwarzenegger's Mess? (Los Angeles Times)

Chicago
+ Quinn Banks on Federal Cash for Illinois Schools  (WBEZ)
+ Illinois Textbook Costs Going Up (
Chicago Tribune)

 
New Orleans:
+ The Best Thing Ever for New Orleans (New Leaders for New Schools)
+ New Orleans: Education and Research (
City Data)

New York City:
+ Education Reformers vs. "New Reformers" (Washington Post)

+ Charter Schools Get Only Part of State Per Pupil Aid (Buffalo News)
+ Education System Needs to Train Job Skills (Helium.com)

+ Proficiency should mean college ready--and an acceptance letter (Washington Post)
+ Education Department Deals Out Big Awards (New York Times)  

+ Routes to better schooling (News Observer)

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Weekly News Update: November 16

Monday, 16 November 2009 17:23 by Brendan Campbell

Editor's Note: This is our weekly news roundup of education-related events nationwide and in our launch regions, compiled by one of our amazing interns.  

National:
+ Selling lessons online raises cash and questions (New York Times)
+ How well do students research today? (The Answer Sheet)
+ Top-ten university presidents (Time Magazine) 
+ Will a longer school day help close the achievement gap? (Christian Science Monitor)
+ Should parents be required to volunteer at their student's school (The Answer Sheet)
+ Cash for grades in one North Carolina middle school (USA Today), the principal has since quit (New York Times)
+ Strapped for cash, state colleges are accepting more out of state students (Washington Post)
+ States compete for federal school dollars (New York Times)
+ Do colleges favor male applicants? (NPR)
+ Crazy college traditions (The Answer Sheet)
+ After criticism, the Obama administration is praised for final rules on education grants (New York Times)
+ Why it's important to read to your child (The Answer Sheet)

Chicago
+ 25 students arrested for middle school food fight (New York Times)
+ Chicago changes criteria for admission to magnet, selective schools (Chicago Tribune)
+ CPS gets $50,000 from NFL (Chicago Tribune)

D.C. Metro:
+ Not eager to march to Rhee's drum (Washington Post)
+ Prince George schools to salvage computer system (Washington Post)
+ Sidwell Friends deals with the dark side of limelight (Washington Post)
+ Teacher has a gift for making math add up (Washington Post)

Detroit: 
+ 13 school districts eligible for possible aid (Detroit Free Press)
+ In search of the ugliest schoolyard (
Detroit News)

New York City:
+ Two year colleges, swamped, no longer welcome all (New York Times)
+ Study of Harlem Children's Zone finds gaps closing (Education Week)
+ School of One listed at top 50 inventions of the year (Time Magazine)

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Weekly News Update: November 9

Monday, 9 November 2009 14:56 by Brendan Campbell

Editor's Note: This is our weekly news roundup of education-related events nationwide and in our launch regions, compiled by one of our amazing interns.  

National:
+ Prep schools face cuts in student aid (New York Times)
+ Finding fluency in language lessons (Washington Post)
+ MIT considers increasing enrollment by 300 (New York Times)
+ More report cards go online (USA Today)
+ Florida fails to provide adequate education, suite claims (New York Times)
+ School kids get lesson on education reform (Washington Post)
+ Obama puts spotlight on education grants (The Caucus Blog - New York Times)
+ Fixing music education with Quincy Jones (The Answer Sheet)
+ Race to the Top education grant propels reform (USA Today)
+ Obama offers states rewards for overhauling schools (NPR)
+ More districts use income, not race, when it comes to busing (USA Today)

Chicago
+ Arabic classes coming to three more Chicago schools (Chicago Sun-Times)
+ CPS breakfasts are big on doughnuts, sugary cereals (Chicago Tribune)
+ Two Chicago schools programs offer hope on violence (Chicago Sun-Times)

D.C. Metro:
+ Should Montgomery schools pay millions in penalties? (The Answer Sheet)
+ For a new teacher, a year of work and love (Washington Post)
+ Virginia unlikely to put charter schools on fast track (Washington Post)
+ Report: Too hard to dismiss teachers in DC (Washington Post)

Detroit: 
+ Detroit voters approve schools building project (Chicago Tribune)
+ ACLU accuses DPS of "Dragnet" searches of students (Michigan Radio)

New York City:
+ Pension checks of retired teachers canceled (New York Times)
+ Luxury dorms at Columbia University (New York Times)

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Weekly News Update: November 2

Monday, 2 November 2009 16:18 by Brendan Campbell

Editor's Note: This is our weekly news roundup of education-related events nationwide and in our launch regions, compiled by one of our amazing interns.  

National:
+ Educational video games mix cool with a purpose (New York Times)
+ Schools lowered bar for student achievement after NCLB (APNew York Times)
+ And, which states have the highest standards for students? (Christian Science Monitor)
+ Colleges pushed to change student loan practices (New York Times)
+ A push for colleges to prioritize mental health (NPR)
+ Could texting be good for students? (US News and World Report)
+ 23 university presidents made over $1 Million last year (New York Times)
+ How much is a university president worth (The Answer Sheet)
+ Facing identity conflicts, black students fall behind (NPR), racial achievement gap still plagues schools (NPR)
+ Arne Duncan disappointed over use of stimulus funds (ProPublica)
+ Using social media to connect with parents (Washington Post)
+ College enrollment set a record in 2008 (New York Times)
+ Tutors for 3 year olds? (The Answer Sheet)
+ Once a cheater, always a cheater (Education Week)
+ Should kids have to make up missed school work? (The Answer Sheet)
+ Should teachers voice political opinions in class? Parents weigh in (The Answer Sheet)
+ 30 books to read before college interviews (The Answer Sheet

Chicago
+ The case of the missing juniors (Chicago Tribune)
+ Nation should listen to the youth voices from Chicago (BeyondChron)

D.C. Metro:
+ Education reform long troubled in the District (Washington Post)
+ It's time for a DC schools summit, according to The Answer Sheet
+ Opposition to school closing gets organized (Washington Post)
+ Rhee ignored instructions about cuts, council says (Washington Post)
+ DC leads nation in top "Green Power" schools (The Answer Sheet)
+ Mom takes on critics over who is responsible after school (The Answer Sheet)
+ Rating DC teachers is no easy task (Washington Post)

New York City:
+ New York Harbor School seeks sea change in education (NPR)
+ NYC School board controlled by Bloomberg (New York Times)
+ Talks are quiet as teacher contracts are set to end (New York Times)

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Weekly News Update: October 26

Monday, 26 October 2009 10:48 by Brendan Campbell

Editor's Note: This is our weekly news roundup of education-related events nationwide and in our launch regions, compiled by one of our amazing interns.  

National:
+ The quiet revolution of Race to the Top (New York Times)
+ Who should be eligible for honorary degrees? (The Answer Sheet)
+ Hawaii protesting school changes (New York Times)
+ Race to the Top's false assumptions (The Answer Sheet)
+ Duncan calls for more science testing (Education Week)
+ Teachers' opinions of their jobs and testing (The Answer Sheet)
+ Parents find it easier to talk to kids about drugs than science (New York Daily News)
+ The evolution of school choice (American School)

Chicago
+ H1N1 shuts down high school in suburban Chicago (NPR)

D.C. Metro:
+ Maryland commission blocks online degree program (Washington Post)
+ Cameras to remain in cafeterias (Washington Post)
+ Montgomery elementary to close (Washington Post)

Detroit:
+ Mayor supports $500.5 million bond issue (AP)
+ State cuts school bus inspections (Detroit News)

New York City:
+ New York State Department of Education developing new grading system for teachers (New York Post)
+ Mumps making a comeback in Borough Park (New York Daily News)
+ Mayoral candidate and New York Daily News agree that NYC cannot afford 4% increase in raises

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