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Capitalism in the Schools

SALEM, Ore.--Andrea Boyes thought she had a great fund-raising idea for her cheerleading squad at West Salem (Ore.) High School--creating and selling Titan brand bottled water at school events.

Last summer, Boyes got a donation of $750 for startup costs, designed a label bearing the Titans' school logo, had 6,000 printed, fo... [MORE]

— Tracy Loew
staff writer
Chicago Sun Times
Pepsi topples cheerleaders' fund-raiser
Nov. 6, 3003


Preparing Culturally Competent Leaders

Increasingly, demands on school leaders in Oregon?s public schools have escalated in response to changing demographics and pressures for high levels of student achievement. At the same time, programs that prepare those leaders have come under increasing scrutiny. The public wants assurance that schools can serve diverse communities and expect... [MORE]


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    Setting Kids Up to Hate Reading: Response to Oregonian
    <br><Span class="red">Look at the headline in <i>The Oregonian</i>: <i>Too Many Oregon Students Unready for Kindergarten State Officials Lament.</i> <br><br>Susan DuFresne made the appropriate comment on Twitter: <br><blockquote> <br>What sober person gives standardized... [MORE]

    — Rob Saxton, Jada Rupley and Nancy Bailey
    The Oregonian and blog

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      NCLB Drains School

      One might ask how NCLB aids students.

      John Wilhelmi loves the boisterous, multicultural flock of teenagers he oversees as principal of Marshall High School in Portland, Ore., and could not get enough of the high-fives, bearhugs and family celebrations that animated the school's graduation ceremonies last w... [MORE]

      — Jay Mathews
      staff writer
      Washington Post
      Rule Aids Students But Drains Some Schools
      June 10, 2003

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      Oregon Considers Challenging No Child Left Behind Law

      Ohanian Comment: It's a pity that money is the issue they're going after. What about teacher professionalism--the right for a Title 1 school's faculty to choose the curriculum it judges best meets the needs of students? What about setting impossible goals and then labeling schools failures? What about the "qualified teacher"... [MORE]

      — Betsy Hammond
      Oregon considers challenging No Child Left Behind law

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      No Child Left Behind at issue in strike
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      District Takes Care Labeling 'Learning Disabled'

      Kay's Comment: It just makes common sense to try interventions before labeling a student learning disabled. It may save the child's self-esteem and money, both of which are good things. It is also true that school districts have different ways of measuring students as "learning disabled," so while a ... [MORE]

      — Jennifer Clampet

      The Tigard-Tualatin School District [OR] is sharing its expertise on the Response to Intervention program with 15 other districts.

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