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Turn the Paige?

It's becoming the comment that won't go away. A petition and advertising campaign directed at Secretary of Education Rod Paige says he has flunked his job and should be fired for calling the nation's largest teacher's union a "terrorist organization."

Piloting a Paperless Curriculum

Over the course of one school year, Teresa Moran has gone from a concerned yet helpless parent to an active participant in her children's education.

Last school year, Moran was struggling to communicate with her second-grade son, Robert, about how he was doing in his Los Angeles school. Moran, who immigrated to the area from Mexico 12 years ago, spoke very little English and could not help her son with his homework or discuss any educational concerns with his teacher.

One spring day in the Sabino Canyon in Tucson, Ariz., a mountain lion roams the nearby Ford Elementary School yard, frightening the dickens out of youngsters at the K-5 school.

Bullying Laws Hit Roadblocks in Nine States

I will forgive Anthony Amato if the next time we call to interview him, he declines. Because of the brouhaha he's currently embroiled in as he fights to save his job as New Orleans school superintendent, I'm sure Amato hasn't realized an amazing coincidence.

I was unaware that one could leave skid marks while in reverse, but that is the only way to describe the Bush administration's retreat on aspects of No Child Left Behind. It's apparently difficult to seek reelection when the majority of children are in "failing" schools.

Imagine going to a cocktail party stocked with superintendents and other district-level leaders. Guests would share some of their success stories, reveal some of their biggest headaches, and offer their opinion on the federal law everyone is working under.