In Education News…

One or two more of these “in the news” posts and I’m going to have to make this a weekly Wednesday feature. However, for now, I think it’s just a special <> (or something like that).

Okay, here are the stories that caught my eye this week.

Many middle schools in Bay State stumbling
Underperformance raises questions about teaching

By James Vaznis – The Boston Globe
August 6, 2008

Teacher quality in Texas inequitable, study says
Disproportionate number of poorly certified educators in poor schools

By GARY SCHARRER Copyright 2008 Houston Chronicle Austin Bureau
Aug. 5, 2008, 9:37AM

Arizona educators embrace trend of technology in their curriculum
By Megan Gordon – The Arizona Republic
Aug. 6, 2008 12:00 AM

Summer Often Spells No Vacation From Homework
Some Educators Rethinking Workload

By Donna St. George – Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, August 5, 2008; Page A01

Where the Race Now Begins at Kindergarten
With the recent boom in the city’s under-5 set, the competition for kindergarten places can rival that of Ivy League admission.
By WINNIE HU – The New York Times
Published: August 6, 2008