Education officials reportedly are exploring an alternative to a diploma for students who complete mandatory coursework, but fail the controversial test. A plan to add MCAS performance levels to transcripts also may be introduced this fall, a report says.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg reportedly is eyeing former AOL Time Warner CEO Gerald Levin as a candidate for the schools chancellor position, which may be open if Harold Levy's contract isn't renewed. Bloomberg says he'd be interested in hiring Levin but any speculation is premature.
At least three recent books addressing "relational aggression" of teen-age girls has brought "nasty" clique behavior into the spotlight, a report says. Empower, a Washington-based violence prevention program, works with girls to end relational aggression at its source.
Aid workers and education experts say Afghanistan is struggling to rebuild its education system, a symbol of national pride in the 1960s and early 1970s. The Afghan interim government needs to find 27,000 teachers to educate the nation's 8 million school-age children, experts say.