Abstinence-Committed Youth Gear Up To Mark Third Annual 'Day of Purity'

Require Accuracy in Textbooks -- and Evolution Will Crumble, Says Creationist

Georgia Governor Gets Behind New Education Budgeting Bill

Initiative Touts Community Benefits of Church-School Partnerships


Akron Beacon


Pa. lawyer cautions Ohio over science standards


Arizona Republic


Senate OKs bill to require rural regent


Associated Press


Schools hope snowshoes get kids moving

Clinton Announces Healthy Schools Effort


Atlanta Journal-Constitution


Back to drawing board in Cobb

Son's tragic death sparks center on alcohol education 


Austin American-Statesman


Using technology to teach

New student regent speaks from experience


Baltimore Sun


Push for Advanced Placement questioned

A teacher's lesson in friendship and faith

Low-income students miss out on federal aid




Spat over fall in teacher numbers

Children's aids help under threat

'Richer pupils' at church schools


Boston Globe


State legislators weigh in on recruitment in schools


Buffalo News


Girls are a growing part of city school violence problem

School Board eases public comment rule (The Depew School Board)

Olean board to get reports on elementary schools

Grand Isle schools wrestle with bomb threat response


Charlotte Observer (North Carolina)


Weighted budget: A path to equity? (Schools whose students need more aid would get more money.)

Chicago Sun-Times


Free preschool? 'Can't afford not to,' gov says

'We name schools after heroes'

Chicago Tribune


Teachers strike avoided in Rondout District 72

100 students will be forced to change schools (About 100 students in Township High School District 214's English Language Learner program will be transferred next fall under a plan approved last week.)

Doubts cast on preschool proposal

Why We Can't Dilute Darwin


China Daily


Rural education requires funding rethink


Christian Science Monitor


India's lower castes get into private schools (A new law reserves more than a fourth of private school seats for the underprivileged.)


Cincinnati Enquirer


CPS high schools a click away

Wyoming taxpayers skip school (Wyoming has one of the best school districts in the state, but it appears not all residents are willing to pay for it.)

Milford opens push for levy


Cleveland Plain Dealer


Professor's gift will allow CSU Library to buy rare materials about Cleveland

Parma board, teachers reach tentative pact

Contra Costa Times


Interactive whiteboards update classrooms

For these students, it's just fun in any language

New school library rises from the ashes


Daily Advance (North Carolina)


Students enjoying school's new media center 

Three Southern writers to be honored for literary excellence 


Dallas Morning News


Tech upgrades, no strings attached

Education innovator is honored


Denver Post

Book lists Colo. profs as "dangerous academics"  (A new book on the "101 Most Dangerous Academics in America" stars University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill and attacks five other professors in the state. )

DesMoines Register


Iowa's youth deluged by elders' new rules

Hip-hop could be music to students' ears

U of I seeks to boost Greek system


Deseret Morning News


Schools' future up in air (Together Jason and Heidi Franklin built a fence for their duplex, half of which they rent out while living and raising their young children in the other half.)


Detroit Free Press


Special Report | High School Requirements: Tougher standards for grads supported

Eye On Politics: Granholm's plan to cut tuition grants puzzles

Detroit News


Schoolcraft touts $12.5M project

Buyouts would help melt Dearborn district's deficit

Dearborn Heights recall vote approved

Hartland Schools faces cuts in budget

MEAP tests taken early, but results to be late

Change in classroom is a challenge

Is Black History Month necessary?


Florida Times Union


Q&A: School officials say plan will increase efficiency


Hartford Courant

UConn To Serve 'Cage-Free' Eggs

School Marks Darwin's Birthday

Students Stuck In Study Halls (Study hall has become something of an epidemic at Ellington High School.)

Houston Chronicle


Houston schools fight evacuee truancy


Independent (UK)


Ban on interviews will not stop schools selecting by stealth

Nurseries can damage your toddlers, says parenting guru


Indianapolis Star


Helping dropouts with carrot, stick (State bill would make it harder to quit, easier to finish high school.)

Junk-food bill may be scrapped (Measure would curb vending sales of sodas, fatty food in schools.)

Center Grove teachers, board agree on contract


Lexington Herald-Leader


Win a prize for going to school (If you're a student in Fayette County and you attend school every single day this month, expect more than just a pat on the back.)


Los Angeles Times


High School's 'Outsiders' Are Dropping Back In

Sex education for parents too

Prospects Bright for Bush's Competitiveness Plan (The initiative, which is winning bipartisan support, calls for federal investment in math and science education and research.)


Miami Herald


School Board considers revote for Aug. 14 start (Support among School Board members is growing for a revote on the controversial school start date.)


Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


What you need to know on vouchers  (The basics of what is going on with Milwaukee's controversial and precedent-setting program can be lost easily. Here is a primer on the current, heated episodes in the long running battle over school choice.)


National Review


Covering the Basics (Thinking about math education.)




The Decline and Fall of Europe (Talk to top-level scientists and educators about the future of scientific research and they will rarely even mention Europe.)


New York Post
Ed. Bigs Say: No Escape  (A lack of space in good city public schools forced the Department of Education to turn down mid-year transfer pleas from 1,087 students stuck in failing schools — including 205 who tried twice to escape, according to new data. )


New York Sun


Gasps From Parents Greet Remarks As Pupils Talk About SATs, Sex


New York Times


Illinois Governor Suggests Preschool for All

Education for Profit

Tutor Program Offered by Law Is Going Unused

Thinning the Milk Does Not Mean Thinning the Child


NewsObserver (Raleigh, North Carolina)


Dare sales tax vote may bear lesson in Wake

Eligible for grants, many poor students didn't apply


Orlando Sentinel


Sub runs on human power

Ready, set, learn -- Schools rev up pre-K

Costly tutoring may be too late


Pakistan News Service


Afghanistan: Education crisis in the south with 200 schools closed


Palm Beach Post


GOP chair criticizes voucher ruling (Sid Dinerstein compares voucher fight with Dred Scott case at an ACLU meeting.)

Drum circles aim to improve grades


Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Student in Broncos jersey switches schools 

Podcasts, PowerPoints taking over classrooms


Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Education system often leaves boys behind (Call it the dirty little secret of public education: Boys are falling behind girls from elementary school to college and have been for years.)

Rocky Mountain News


Tightknit alums step to plate for West Side school

'Danger' in academia


Sacramento Bee


North-area districts try cooperation (With Grant's future undecided, schools discuss merging services.)

Quest for school choice tricky (They're among the San Juan Unified School District's most beloved institutions - and among its most controversial.)

Longtime educator in Folsom is retiring (Daryl Hackbarth, principal at Blanche Sprentz Elementary School since 2000, is retiring after working nearly 35 years with the Folsom Cordova Unified School District.)


Saint Louis Post Dispatch 


Schools think small to expand learning

Board plans session on school uniforms

Kindergarten age rules stir debate

Schwab will take helm at Holman School

Kindergarten signup will be held in March

Tuition will go up about 4.6 percent

Ex-chief will help Wentzville schools


Saint Paul Pioneer Press (Minnesota)


Is student impostor still in U.S.?

Wambach named top principal in the state (Woman now eligible for national award.)

Skills exams may get tougher (State raises standards on annual assessment.)

Teen Web hangouts can be gold mines for predators  (Kids give out important info on sites like MySpace.)


Salt Lake Tribune


Jordan schools fear stampede to retire


San Antonio Express-News


A&M will again offer journalism major

No-excuses education

San Diego Union Tribune

School clubs boom in county (Schools throughout San Diego County report that there are more campus clubs than ever. )

Low-key schools chief makes friends


San Jose Mercury


Should California pay for preschool?

Home makes intimate classroom

Brisk curriculum at Challenger makes many demands of pupils

'Whole'-child concept of Montessori includes lots of freedom


Scotsman (Scotland)


Teachers' pay deal 'needs rethink'


Seattle Post-Intelligencer


Special ed attracts students, deficit

Inflating a resume illegal? It might be under new bill

WASL success may mean a higher dropout rate


Seattle Times 


Reclassifying students buys time for WASL

"Noiseguy" makes learning sound fun


South Florida Sun-Sentinel


Diagnostic tests predict changes ahead in FCAT rankings

Financial difficulties plague charter schools

Practice tests predict shifts in schools' FCAT rankings

Tallahassee Democrat


Students rise early to help




Teens get lesson in spending


The State (South Carolina)


‘Interview Day’ links job seekers, employers (About 300 seniors from 20 private S.C. colleges are expected to gather in Columbia Monday to interview with prospective employers.)

School funding trial bills top $12 million


The Times of India


Oxford on a drive to lure Indian kids




Town rallies to save school  (Arkansas residents raise $400K in attempt to avoid annexation.)

Weber on comeback trail  (Bowler back among sports elite after sad, tumultuous 2005.)


Virginia Pilot


Beach board hears plan for altering teachers' salary structure


Washington Post


Pr. George's Schools Chief Hunt Narrows (Three finalists to fill the Prince George's County schools chief vacancy will meet this week with elected officials, educators and others with a stake in improving the uneven record of one of Washington's largest suburban school systems.)

Md. Teacher's Arrest Engenders Distrust: Woman, Charged With Animal Cruelty, Still Working at Montgomery Blair

Schools Await Grade: Maryland Considers Fate of Charles Carroll Middle And Others Falling Short


Washington Times


High schools graduate to video for memories of good old days (Seniors who attend prom or participate in spring sports or the school musical at Thomas S. Wootton High School traditionally had to go back and buy the next year's yearbook to see those events immortalized in print.)

Public charter schools (A local group called Northeast Neighbors for Responsible Growth filed a lawsuit Feb. 2 in D.C. Superior Court seeking to block the opening of a charter school on Capitol Hill.)