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Teacher Newsmagazine Volume 20, Number 3, November/December 2007

Reported elsewhere...

Education: "How to be Top" The Economist magazine, October 18, 2007
The article looks at the results of years of continuous education reform in Britain and discovers... that nothing has changed in terms of actual outcomes. It also concluded: "...that the same countries head such league tables again and again: Canada, Finland, Japan, Singapore, South Korea." http://tinyurl.com/3xb3f9

Ohio goes after charter schools that are failing
"Ohio became a test tube for the nation’s charter-school movement during a decade of Republican rule... But their record has been spotty. This year, the state’s school report card gave more than half of Ohio’s 328 charter schools a D or an F. Now its Democratic governor and attorney general are cracking down on the schools. And across the country, charter-school advocates are watching nervously, fearful the backlash could spread. http://tinyurl.com/26qmmb

Teachers’ union warns of chaos from new elementary school report cards; information on evaluation process delayed until last month, president says. Montreal Gazette, http://tinyurl.com/22mjok

Smaller classes = better health. Reducing the number of students per classroom in US primary schools may be more cost-effective than most public health and medical interventions, according to a study by researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and the Virginia Commonwealth University. http://tinyurl.com/2oz9em

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