First came the workshop. Then came a glimmer of an idea. Next came the goal, which changed everything.
Date of birth: November 30, 1957
Writing has received less attention lately than the other two Rs, reading and 'rithmetic, but rumors of its death have been greatly exaggerated.
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Voters who went to the polls in November sent mixed messages on referendums designed to increase education funding in several states.
The jury is still out as far as how much some state rule changes in accountability plans for No Child Left Behind affected schools' performances last year.