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Accurate graduation rates are essential measures of high school performance

THIS MAY AND JUNE HIGH school seniors across the country will be walking across the stage to pick up their diplomas. They will then be official high school graduates with their futures in front of them.

Weblogs are becoming essential in school districts across the country

Helping English language learners (ELLs) succeed and stay in school is a challenge faced by many schools and districts striving to achieve Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) under the No Child Left Behind act. This challenge becomes acute in secondary schools, where the emphasis shifts from learning basic literacy skills to applying those skills to learn academic content. Students who have not mastered English must perform "double the work of native English speakers," according to a 2007 report published by the Carnegie Corporation.

MAY 2007

International Reading Association (IRA)

May 13-17

Toronto, Ont.

www.ira.org

Anytime Anywhere Learning Foundation (AALF)

May 14, Raleigh, N.C.

May 16, Wichita, Kan.

May 18, Chicago, Ill.

www.aalf.org

JUNE 2007

Association of Educational Publishers (AEP)

June 10-13

Washington, D.C.

www.edpress.org

05/2007

Burned Out on Homework

"The Homework Myth,"

December 2006

Yellow School Buses Turn Green

Hybrid school buses may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of an innovative public district, but that is starting to change, due to the new Plug-In Hybrid Electric School Bus Project of Advanced Energy, a nonprofit corporation that creates environmental, economic and societal benefits through market-based approaches to energy.

SES Effectiveness Is a Matter of Debate

Two reports recently released on the successfulness of the Supplemental Educational Services options under the No Child Left Behind law-one by the Education Industry Association and the other by the Center on Education Policy-offer differing viewpoints on the effectiveness of the program.

Calculator Controlled Robot

AASA Superintendent of the Year

Affordable College for All

KALAMAZOO (MICH.) HIGH School graduates have promise literally. If they attend a state college or university, they are promised free or reduced tuition thanks to anonymous donors who have created a program now inspiring similar efforts across the country.

WHEN THE NATIONAL COUNCIL of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) published Curriculum Focal Points for Pre kindergarten through Grade 8 Mathematics: A Quest for Coherence last September, the document targeted what many feel is a need for fewer, more focused math objectives for school districts through out the United States.

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