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Safe Haven: a Mother's Agonizing Choice
<br><span class="red">Media accounts of parents <br>leaving older children in the state's care <br>under Nebraska's safe haven law often made a <br>joke of it. Here is a look at the desperation <br>and heartbreak.</span> <br> <br><b>By Elizabeth Bernstein and Dionne ... [MORE]

— Elizabeth Bernstein and Dionne Searcey
Wall Street Journal


Classroom Assessment: A Brave New World

In his book, Why Courage Matters, John McCain poses a question about leadership and courage. He asks this question: ?Can groups of people come together, where leaders emerge and form a bond . . . where they complete each other . . . and where they take each other to new levels that they themselves, cannot go to?? I believe the answer ... [MORE]


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    Deafening Silence
    <br><b>Ohanian Note:</b> The message, below, and a study <a href="http://www.platteinstitute.org/library/docLib/Ending-Nebraska-s-Achievement-Gap-042814.pdf"> Ending Nebraska's Achievement Gap</a> went out to the 264 faculty members of the 16 teacher training programs that operate in Nebraska. <br> &l... [MORE]

    — Rob Bligh
    letter to 264 faculty members

      Resisters' Letters  

    By Gerald Bracey
    To the editor
    Subject: cross to bear

    I don't usually find Chris Cross to be a humorous person, but his letter of January 23 made me laugh out loud. Attacking Nebraska's education commissioner, Cross claims that "such an approach breeds low expectations." That's really funny.

    Nebraska is one of the highest scoring states in the union... [MORE]

    Baltimore Sun

      NCLB Atrocities  

    This is Not Right
    <br><span class="red">While the national NEA is asking for more money for NCLB, at least one local is putting out a call to bring it down. This op ed has appeared in papers throughout Nebraska.</span> <br> <br><b>By Craig R. Christiansen, Executive Director <br>Nebraska State Education Associ... [MORE]

    — Craig R. Christiansen
    NSEA The Voice

      NCLB News  

    3 Cheers for Nebraska Commissioner's "Hell no"

    NORFOLK, Neb. -- The U.S. Department of Education humiliated tiny Washington Elementary School in northeast Nebraska this year, declaring that its students had produced abysmal test scores and that it was a "failing" school.

    The pronouncement did not exactly spur Nebraska officials to take emergency action. Instead, they decided t... [MORE]

    — David L. Greene
    staff writer
    Baltimore Sun
    Bush education policy gets states' rights jolt
    Dec. 30, 2002

      NCLB In Your Face  

    Fair Test Nebraska Letter
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      Special Needs News  

    Small Schools Fading Away with Rural Populations

    Kay's Comment: I post this because it is both historically and personally interesting. My husband attended a one-room school house in WV from grades 1-8. We pass his old elementary school when we visit his parents. It is now a private residence. Tom often tells people that they had a hot lunch progr... [MORE]

    — AP

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