From DA


New York Targets Social Promotion Of Third Graders


Update on No Child After Two Years

More students are using tutoring while not choosing another school to get a quality education. States and districts are dragging their feet when it comes to updating teacher qualifications. And funding is still a big issue.


It's a great irony--the shortage of scientifically based research on how to improve student achievement in science--but school districts aren't laughing.


Wouldn't it be great if researchers discovered the holy grail of school improvement--a single approach that could be readily applied to improve all schools labeled low performing? Don't get your hopes up.