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2008-07-01 18:00:23

By ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON, D.C. - More math, please. A large majority of Americans think schools are placing too much emphasis on the wrong subjects, and more than half think they're doing just a fair job in preparing children for the work force or giving them the practical skills they need to survive as adults, according to an Associated Press poll released today. So what do people think the schools should focus on? More than a third said math. English was a distant second, at...

2008-07-01 15:00:45

By NANCY ZUCKERBROD; TREVOR TOMPSON WASHINGTON -- It's not much of a report card. Half of Americans say U.S. schools are doing only a fair to poor job preparing kids for college and the work force. Even more feel that way about the skills kids need to survive as adults, an Associated Press poll released Friday finds. "A lot of kids, when they get out school, are kind of lost," said Jamie Norton, a firefighter in Gridley, Calif. "When you get out of high school, what are you educated...

2008-06-30 21:02:35

By Nancy Zuckerbrod; Trevor Tompson WASHINGTON - It's not much of a report card. Half of Americans say U.S. schools are doing only a fair to poor job preparing kids for college and the work force. Even more feel that way about the skills kids need to survive as adults, an Associated Press poll released Friday finds. "A lot of kids, when they get out school, are kind of lost," said Jamie Norton, a firefighter in Gridley, Calif. "When you get out of high school, what are you educated to...

2008-06-26 21:02:30

By Barbara O'Brien Children in Western New York, like those around the state, generally have improved in math and English this year, according to test scores released Monday by New York State. Results improved overall, with 81 percent of pupils statewide achieving the math standards, compared to 73 percent last year, State Education Commissioner Richard Mills said. English scores also improved, with 69 percent of pupils achieving the state's learning standards, compared to 63 percent last...

2008-06-20 18:00:30

By Betsy Hammond, The Oregonian, Portland, Ore. Jun. 20--Oregon students will have to pass state reading, math and writing tests, or prove they have the equivalent skills, to get a high school diploma, beginning with this fall's freshmen. Thursday's unanimous decision by the Oregon Board of Education also requires students to give three speeches that meet state standards. The new requirements -- three years in the making -- will set off a scramble to make sure students know the...

2008-05-22 09:00:55

By JACK GILLUM; ANDREA RIVERA; GEORGE B SaNCHEZ; JAMAR YOUNGER STAR INVESTIGATION: SCHOOLS PROMOTE STUDENTS DESPITE WIDESPREAD FAILURE Taxpayers ultimately shoulder cost in terms of remedial ed, a work force with weak skills More than a quarter of middle and high schools in the Tucson area's largest districts are awarding passing grades students may not be earning, an Arizona Daily Star investigation found. The 10-month analysis of millions of student grades found dozens of schools in...

2008-04-02 03:00:46

By Skiba, Russell J Simmons, Ada B; Ritter, Shana; Gibb, Ashley C; Rausch, M Karega; Cuadrado, Jason; Chung, Choong-Geun ABSTRACT: Among the most-longstanding and intransigent issues in the field, the disproportionate representation of minority students in special education programs has its roots in a long history of educational segregation and discrimination. Although national estimates of disproportionality have been consistent over time, state and heal estimates may show varying patterns...

2007-12-29 03:00:20

By Springer, Robert Pugalee, David; Algozzine, Bob Abstract: In U.S. schools, students must pass statewide competency tests to graduate from high school. In this article, the authors summarize the development and testing of a program implemented to improve the skills of students failing to "make the grade" on these high-stakes tests. District personnel randomly assigned twenty-eight students who previously failed the math test to participate in an experimental (Arizona Instrument to Measure...

2007-11-18 06:00:29

By Vogler, Kenneth E Lintner, Timothy; Lipscomb, George B; Knopf, Herman; Heafner, Tina L; Rock, Tracy C Abstract Social studies and social studies education is in the midst of what aptly can be described as a crisis of relevancy. In today's post-'No Child Left Behind' curriculum defined by test scores and proficiency targets, social studies has, as some have said, "been placed on the backburner" to make room for seemingly more important (tested) subjects such as reading and mathematics....

2007-11-13 06:01:01

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. Some of the goals include telling time to the hour, half hour, and quarter hour. He is a new teacher, and the school psychologist has asked to see his suggested goals before the IEP meeting. While reading...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.