SHORT READS: MONDAY AUGUST 13

  • D.C. adding classrooms for special needs students
  • Plans to overhaul primary maths are ‘seriously flawed’
  • Race To The Top Competition Opens To School Districts For New Grants To Close Achievement Gap
  • Guest column: Education can’t wait until age 5

D.C. adding classrooms for special needs students

The District is opening extra public school classrooms for special education students with emotional disturbances, as part of an effort to reduce the large number of students who are sent to costly private facilities when public schools can’t serve their needs.

Plans to overhaul primary maths are ‘seriously flawed’

In a letter to the Education Secretary, Michael Gove, National Numeracy says the draft curriculum is “overloaded” and relies too much on rote learning.

Race To The Top Competition Opens To School Districts For New Grants To Close Achievement Gap

Hoping to build on state-level reforms aimed at closing the education achievement gap, the Education Department opened its Race to the Top competition to school districts on Sunday, inviting the poorest districts across the country to vie for almost $400 million in grants.

Guest column: Education can’t wait until age 5

Pre-K matters. This simple but profoundly important statement is the title of an infographic on the website of The Urban Child Institute, a Memphis organization that has recently released its 2012 Data Book.

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