WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Six leaders from around the country representing fields that include education, business, and policymaking have been appointed to the National Assessment Governing Board to serve a four-year term, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced today. He also announced that the lone incumbent of this group--current Board Chair David P. Driscoll, former commissioner of education for Massachusetts who has served since 2006--will remain at the helm.
Terms for all members began November 16, 2010, and are slated to last four years. The six appointees will help set policy for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), commonly known as The Nation's Report Card. The assessment makes objective information on student performance available ...
Successful advocacy on behalf of an exceptional child requires awareness of the child's specific disability as well as that individual child's strengths and weaknesses, which may be evidenced by, among other criteria, test results and scores, recommendations made by physicians, psychologists and educators,3 and the politics and resultant dynamics of special education, particularly at the local level.4 Familiarity with the IDEA is also critical to meaningful advocacy.5 The PELE students study the law governing special education and explore it through application in their individual cases. LAW AND EDUCATION COLLABORATIVE ACTIVITY To assist our advocacy efforts on behalf of our exceptional child clients and to facilitate the PELE students' understanding of these unfamiliar fields of study...
This paper examines how MBA programs prepare graduates for involuntary, mid-career job loss. Numerous studies have identified responses that minimize negative consequences to such job losses and even increase opportunities for personal and professional growth. This paper summarizes those research findings and reviews the top 30 MBA programs to examine the extent to which the topics of career development, career transition and related topics are integrated into the curriculum. Based on these findings, recommendations are provided for MBA programs striving to promote a healthy approach to coping with mid-career setbacks.
The Courier & Press editorial of May 1, "Daniels and Orr," was very interesting.
Having served as a school superintendent during the Orr administration, I remember him fondly as the last governor to provide adequate funding for public schools.
There was good news - important news. The achievement gap has declined ... shrunk ... to the lowest level ever recorded. This happened while both White and Black scores increased, which means we didn't narrow the gap by diminishing the achievement of any racial group. By itself, this is a tremendous national accomplishment.
These scores show the ripple effect of the law. No Child Left Behind changes the mindset of educators and administrators who now must work to include every student without lowering educational standards. It sets a new type of expectation; no longer will children be passed on and then passed out without the skills they need for the future. It changes the actual culture of education, which often is stridently resistant to change merely for the sake of preserving the st...
State school board members were briefed on education reforms hashed out by a panel formed by Gov. Joe Manchin after legislators failed to reach consensus in a spring special session.
Board member Wade Linger noted that the panel's recommendations aren't in line with the legislation the board recommended to the governor in April.