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Passion for education
Northwest Explorer
Kenneth Kinchen
Wednesday, September 01, 2004

A man who was once asked why he did not weep at a certain sermon, when everybody else was shedding tears, replied: "I don't belong to this church." I hope I am just as emotionally detached as that man when it comes to observations about educating "our" children. I have no one in my immediate family, except one Ph. D. Stanford University professor-great niece, teaching school. I am not closely related to anyone on a school board ...
 
Academic rigor that's relevant for today's world
Bar Harbor-Times
by Alan R. Burton

This year as we celebrate Labor Day, I urge you to take time to reflect on the importance of Career and Technical Education, known more commonly to my generation as Voc Ed. I am seriously concerned that this educational model will be lost in all of the hype surrounding a variety of what I am certain must be initiatives originally founded on the premise of good intentions. They include The Maine Learning Results; No Child Left Behind; College for ME; The Governor...
 
Test scores point to more than pupils
The Birmingham News
Thursday, September 02, 2004
Fifty years since Brown v. Board of Education. Progress. Retreat.

Two steps forward and all that.

This year a federal law rattled school systems across Alabama. No Child Left Behind. It's supposed to make sure schools teach at least the basics to white and black students as well as Hispanics, special education students and everybody else. No child left behind.

In Alabama, the requirement that all students make "a...
 
SUTA hoping for relative peace in new school year
Selma Enterprise
By Terry Kibler
Enterprise Staff

Following a tumultuous year that included the first fact-finding hearing in the history of Selma Unified School District, the district's more than 300 teachers returned to the classroom Monday ready to take on new challenges in a more peaceful environment.

Jennifer Anaforian, first-year president of the Selma Unified Teachers Association, expressed that outlook when she welcomed all teachers at the district's annual "Back-to...
 
The Maryland Department of Education has received a $3.7 mil...
Elkton Cecil Whig
By:Carl Hamilton , [email protected]
September 1, 2004

Cecil County Public Schools will likely receive a portion of the funding. State school officials haven't determined yet how the money will be distributed over the next three years.

"This funding will allow us to provide essential services to some of our students who are most in need of attention,'' said State School Superintendent Nancy S. Grasmick. "This grant will pay off for years to come."
 
Schools struggle with No Child Left Behind rules
Lenoir City News-Herald
By: Glen Hicks
09-01-2004

Lenoir City schools are still struggling with the federal and state mandates of the No Child Left Behind program. On the one hand, on Aug. 1 the school system was contacted by the Tennessee Department of Education (DOE) and congratulated for getting off the targeted list of schools that did not meet the Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) standards. Both the elementary and middle schools individually met the standards.

On the other ha...
 
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