March 2007 School Reform News

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March, 2007
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The March 2007 issue of School Reform News highlights efforts across the country to attract talented professionals to the classroom, through alternative certification and similar measures. On page 1:

  • On February 2, the Utah House of Representatives passed a landmark measure that would give Utah the nation's first statewide voucher program.
  • In December, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases that address admission programs used by public school districts to achieve integration.
  • On January 9, the Arizona Supreme Court declined to hear a legal challenge to the state's newest school voucher programs--one for foster children, the other for special-needs children.
  • The Colorado State Board of Education has waived state licensing requirements so the Douglas County School District can train and license its own teachers.

Also in this issue: NCLB reauthorization, school choice in Arizona and Ohio, an Illinois local teachers union declares its independence, administrative pay raises, teacher transfers in California, the peril of court-ordered spending increases, and more.

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