Education experts, such as Jack Jennings of the Center on Education Policy, say the number of schools that enter into restructuring because they've consistently failed No Child Left Behind standards will grow each year. U.S. News and World Report examines success stories and failures of the law as Congress reviews what has worked and what hasn't.
While Minnesota's school counselors are praised for their work with teachers, the state has about 800 students per counselor, a figure that could soon put them last in the nation per ratio. A counselors' association is set to meet with lawmakers Monday to attempt better funding.
Frances S. Dubner, a retired DeKalb County, Ga., teacher says the nation's programs for gifted students have taken a step backward in recent years, and that school systems need to support accelerated students more.
Educators and lawmakers in Maryland still are up in the air about proposed graduation tests for high school students starting in 2009. State Superintendent Nancy Grasmick told some legislators that the state Board of Education could decide to make the exams mandatory, but preliminary tests results show students, particularly minorities, will not be ready.