"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

. . .a pupil attitude factor, which appears to have a stronger relationship to achievement than do all the “school” factors together, is the extent to which an individual feels that he has some control over his own destiny. James Coleman, 1966

Monday, January 30, 2006

Maggie--You're Still Doing a Heckuva Job

Does anyone know where all the promised federal money is for the Gulf Coast? Don't ask the folks at ED. Story here from ESchool News:
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has announced the immediate availability of $253 million in hurricane relief money to help reopen Gulf Coast schools. But ED officials could not answer questions about which schools would be eligible for the funds, and educators in the affected areas say they are growing frustrated with the lack of answers. . .

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