Jill Levy, Council of Supervisors and Administrators president, yesterday said she would insist on making the merit pay system for New York City school administrators more transparent at upcoming contract talks. Some principals say they do not understand how the bonuses, which can total $15,000 a year, were awarded.
A call has been put in for more counselors in Japanese schools as schoolchildren's truancy problems increase, a report says. The government wants to make counselors available in all middle schools with three or more classes by 2005. Right now, only one-third of such schools have help.
The House of Commons' education committee is weighing a proposal that would increase university fees for more affluent students, a report says. The measure is facing stiff opposition from some Labour party MPs.
The recently revamped SAT, which features tougher math problems and a new writing section, may make schools alter their basic curricula, a report says. The new version of the exam is scheduled to be introduced in 2005.