January 2007 School Reform News

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January, 2007
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The January 2007 issue of School Reform News highlights efforts to address the growing problem of school violence. On page 1:

  • A Florida mayor with a pioneering vision for education reform has unveiled a program for providing financial bonuses to principals and assistant principals whose schools improve their rating on Florida's School Accountability Report.
  • On November 27, eight families in Maine lost their last opportunity for equal treatment by the state's school tuition program when the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear their appeal.
  • The New Jersey General Assembly will consider a bill that would enable children living in troubled school districts to attend a private school.
  • California's High School Exit Exam is being blamed for a slight increase in the state's high school dropout rate--the first such increase in seven years.

Also in this issue: higher education, merit pay in Denver, minority student achievement, online tutoring, Arizona's voucher programs, NCLB, single-sex public schools, paycheck protection, and more. Ben DeGrow of the Independence Institute reviews The Deserved Collapse of Public Schools, by Richard G. Neal.

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