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Friday, November 11, 2005

Virtual Schooling in the News

From my Google News Alert service...

Trautmann Receives Award
Marshall County Journal - Britton, SD, USA

The U.S. Department of Education has recognized math and science teacher Lloyd Trautmann of Hecla as a No child Left Behind 2005 "American Star of Teaching." One teacher from every state and the District of Columbia is being recognized during the year. A committee of former teachers at the U.S. Department of Education selected the American Stars from among 2,000 nominations based on their success in improving student achievement, using innovative strategies, and making a difference in the lives of their students.

Lessons of Florence district echo through state
Wisconsin State Journal - Madison, WI, USA

After what many thought was its last gasp, the Florence County School District got a new lease on life this week, as residents voted to dig deeper into their pockets to keep school doors open. But a state panel could still dissolve the district, and advocates for changing the way the state pays for its schools say lawmakers need to heed the lessons of what happened in Florence County or risk more threats to education, from the North Woods to Madison.

That's all for this week, see you next week with more news links...

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