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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.

Anytime Anywhere Learning Foundation (AALF)

May 14, Raleigh, N.C.

May 16, Wichita, Kan.

May 18, Chicago, Ill.

JUNE 2007

Association of Educational Publishers (AEP)

June 10-13

Washington, D.C.


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

Four years ago, when Larry Leverett was being recruited for superintendent at Greenwich Public Schools in Connecticut, members of the search committee did something he didn't expect. They invited him and his wife to dinner.

Procurement can be complicated and time consuming, as everyone from librarians to teachers to administrators navigate through multiple printed forms, thick product catalogs, numerous vendors, time-sensitive price lists, as well as purchase order requests.


Indianapolis District Streamlines NCLB Tutoring

It's one thing for struggling schools to provide free tutoring services to low-income students under the No Child Left Behind law. Ensuring that students have the resources to take advantage of the opportunities is another matter.

Stretching the Digital Canvas

2008 Education Budget Gives and Takes Away

President Bush's proposed 2008 education budget offers a mixed bag for school districts, increasing Title I money for high schools but cutting funds for vocational education and a technology assistance program.