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Education News Archive - November 13, 2007

By Jung, Lee Ann Guskey, Thomas R One of the most important functions of report cards and grades is to give families information on their children's progress in school.

By Bucholz, Jessica L Keller, Cassandra L; Brady, Michael P Mr. Andrews is a special education teacher. He has been writing possible individualized education program (IEP) goals for Chris, a young boy with a developmental disability who will be in second grade the following school year.

With state education leaders convening an Achievement Gap Summit today, a new coalition is focusing on the achievement of students in Special Education and calling for increased support for Special Education programs.

Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.