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Detached: Parents who 'sit out' kids' schooling need to be j...
Lansing State Journal
11.16.04

"Parental involvement" is a valid, if somewhat elusive, measure of a child's success in school. A new survey - mirroring an earlier one this year - suggests Michigan parents, in particular, are detached from their child's education.

It's easy to conclude too much from such surveys, but they do indicate a real disconnect between parents and the schools their kids attend. And there's no pat answer in sight.

The latest survey, conducted for the ...
 
A lucrative language barrier
MSNBC (Local News)
Non-English speaking kids mean more, often unrestricted, school funds
By Lisa Baker of the Portland Tribune PDXGUIDE.COM
11.9.04

USA - Oregon's effort to boost achievement among English-language learners has become a financial boon for some schools - and a bust for others, educators say.

Because of a steady influx of children from non-English-speaking countries in recent years, financial support for language programs - for which districts receive 50 pe...
 
Fletcher proposes education overhaul
Lexington Herald-Leader
LEGISLATORS ASK HOW GOVERNOR PLANS TO PAY FOR IT

By Linda B. Blackford HERALD-LEADER STAFF WRITER
11.9.04

FRANKFORT - Gov. Ernie Fletcher yesterday pitched his ambitious vision for education yesterday to lawmakers, but didn't say how the state would pay for it.

The plan, first unveiled in August, emphasizes teacher quality and improved pay, universal preschool and all-day kindergarten, and more emphasis on economic development by state univers...
 
Midyear Moves Affect Students, Schools
Galveston County Daily News
By BEN FELLER AP Education Writer
11.8.04

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Schools are under orders to make sure no child is left behind, but that can be tough to do when so many children are moving. At least four in 10 students change schools one or more times by the time they are 17, on top of their normal progression from elementary and middle schools to high school.

Students typically switch locations for reasons involving their parents - from job changes and marital ...
 
Bill Imperiling U.S. School Aid Killed by Va. Panel
WJLA/NewsChannel 8
11.11.04

Richmond, Va. (AP) - A legislative committee refused Wednesday to seek a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind Act even though several local school officials complained that the education accountability law is onerous, unrealistic and underfunded.

The House Education Committee voted 11-6 to kill Del. Albert Pollard's bill, which would have invoked a clause in the federal law that allows states to ask for a waiver if they are in substantial compliance...
 
Education's future
The Telegraph
By ASHLEY SMITH, Telegraph Staff
11.9.04

Many key players in the New Hampshire education system believe the No Child Left Behind Act, signed into law by President Bush in January 2002, is flawed. Both major teachers’ unions - the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers - supported Sen. John Kerry nationally and locally because they thought he would reform the law.

Now, with Bush re-elected, state educators are discussing the pos...
 
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