Wednesday, August 18, 2010


From The National Access Network at Teachers College, Columbia University

17 August 2010

New Federal Money Eases, But Does Not Eliminate, Impact of State Budget Cuts
The Education Jobs Fund signed into law by the President on August 10, 2010 may not lead to the retention or recall of the number of teachers that many of its supporters had anticipated.
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New Report Focuses on Improving Teacher Effectiveness by Improving Preparation Programs and Competency Testing

The report, “Measuring What Matters” by Edward Crowe, recommends major changes in assessment procedures for graduates of teacher education programs.
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Civil Rights Groups Criticize USDOE Stance on NCLB Re-Authorization

Seven leading civil rights groups recently released a set of recommendations that contain strong criticisms of the Obama Administration’s Blueprint for Reform.
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USDOE Creates New Commission on Equity in School Funding

Through a formal notice in the Federal Register on August 11, the Department of Education has announced the establishment of an “Equity and Excellence Commission,” which will be organized under the auspices of the Department’s Office of Civil Rights.
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