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Sparks, Sarah D. – Education Week, 2010
At a time when policymakers are demanding budget cuts and more innovative approaches to schooling, pressure is building for loosening up constraints on class sizes. After dropping for decades, average class sizes in American schools may be growing again as schools cope with budget shortfalls. Although some educators see the rising numbers as a…
Descriptors: Class Size, Politics of Education, Budgeting, Retrenchment
Viadero, Debra – Education Week, 2009
This article reports that two programs for teaching mathematics in the early grades--Math Expressions and Saxon Math--emerged as winners in early findings released last week from a large-scale federal experiment that pits four popular, and philosophically distinct, math curricula against one another. But the results don't promise to end the…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3
Hoff, David J. – Education Week, 2006
Large companies and major business groups are known for hiring well-heeled lobbyists to push for their interests, especially in such areas as tax and spending laws. Their federal lobbying presence on education issues has been relatively modest. The author discusses the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Business Roundtable--two prominent…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Business, School Business Relationship, Lobbying
Hendrie, Caroline – Education Week, 2006
This article deals with an initiative embarked upon by the government of France one year after widespread youth violence broke out in many disadvantaged communities in France. The initiative is aimed at adapting its 25-year-old "priority education" program to a landscape that has dramatically changed. The initiative is the centerpiece of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disadvantaged Youth, Violence, Educational Change