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Governors Devise Graduation Rate Plan

It took a few forums and several years of discussion, but 45 governors and 12 national organizations agreed this summer to comparable high school graduation numbers and student progress indicators.


Proposed Billion Dollar Law For Excellent Teachers

There was such a love fest when Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.) introduced the Teacher Excellence for All Children Act this spring that something may actually come of the ambitious legislation.


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.


Ed Leaders Talk Tech

Unless every student is given his or her own computer in school, districts can't even be close to transforming education, according to one expert.


Connecticut: We Will Sue Over NCLB

Connecticut is on the verge of becoming the first state in the country to challenge President Bush's No Child Left Behind law in court, state Attorney General Richard Blumenthal announced in early April.

Blumenthal said a lawsuit is being prepared that would contend the law illegally and unconstitutionally requires states and communities to spend millions of dollars more than the federal government provides for test development and school reform programs.


Bush's Budget: Taking From Peter to Pay Paul?

New Gov. Infuriates Educators


Education Budget Rises But Falls Short of Needs

The omnibus spending bill signed by President Bush in December gives the Department of Education $59.7 billion in FY 2005, an increase of $1.4 billion over FY 2004 but $300 million below the president's request.

Voters Send Mixed Messages On Funding Education

Voters who went to the polls in November sent mixed messages on referendums designed to increase education funding in several states.

In Washington, residents voted down a measure creating charter schools.

Schools Tighten Security in Cyberspace

A perceived terrorism threat to several public school systems (the FBI dismissed them as a false alarm) nevertheless has raised concerns about school security on the Internet.