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School moves ahead in spite of objections
Iowa City Press-Citizen
August 17, 2004

This summer, Iowa City School District teachers attended a series of workshops to improve the way they instruct special education and other at- risk students. This program came in response to the district's two junior high schools appearing on a federal watch list thanks to the No Child Left Be-hind Act. Only 29 percent of special education students at the two buildings passed the Iowa Test of Basic Skills. Meanwhile, there's fear that for the same reason both City...
 
School moves ahead in spite of objections
Iowa City Press-Citizen
August 17, 2004

This summer, Iowa City School District teachers attended a series of workshops to improve the way they instruct special education and other at- risk students. This program came in response to the district's two junior high schools appearing on a federal watch list thanks to the No Child Left Be-hind Act. Only 29 percent of special education students at the two buildings passed the Iowa Test of Basic Skills. Meanwhile, there's fear that for the same reason both City...
 
EDUCATION REFORM: Improvement must start with teachers
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Roy Barnes - For the Journal-Constitution
Thursday, August 12, 2004

We're learning a critical lesson about the No Child Left Behind law: It isn't a detailed road map to raising student performance and closing the achievement gap that plagues America's schools. It's more like a sign pointing local communities in the right direction. The onus is ultimately on states and school districts themselves to chart the right course --- particularly when it comes to putting a highly qu...
 
Master teachers don't need a map to find their way in educat...
The Arizona Republic
Aug. 3, 2004 12:00 AM

I was a "master teacher."

For years, I helped students explore the world of King Arthur, Beowulf and El Cid. I helped them travel back to lands of mystic America, Olympus, and Valhalla. I introduced them to people such as Mark Twain, Alexander Dumas, William Shakespeare, and Victor Hugo. I let them learn lessons from Macbeth, Victor Frankenstein, and Javert.

I helped students understand the Constitution, the Magna Carta and their...
 
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