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Another Alternative For Special Ed Students

A new flexibility option under No Child Left Behind gives states the chance to allow 2 percent of students with academic disabilities to take tests that are specifically geared toward their abilities.


High School Rankings Raise Questions

Many organizations have suggested ways to improve the nation's high schools, but some educators are skeptical about whether it is worthwhile to rank schools' performance based on their own or other criteria.

This was going to be the easiest Editor's Letter I'd written all year. It's summer and I wanted to reflect that change in atmosphere by putting aside the usual issues and bringing together baseball and education.

Would you pay someone to tell you what to do? This millennium, K-12 administrators are increasingly answering in the affirmative.

All the teachers in Cheltenham Township School District were clamoring for new desktop PCs, convinced that it was old, slow processors making their classroom computing crawl. But Gary Bixby, director of support services and facilities management, knew that new machines wouldn't solve their problems.

Text Demands on Students Don't Meet Life's Demands

Generally, the more frequently students change schools for reasons other than grade promotion, the more likely they are to have lower achievement and behavioral problems. They are also more likely to drop out. Research confirms this. So, if we could just convince families to stop moving around so much, we could increase student achievement, right?