Tuesday Morning News

Research: School diversity may ease racial prejudice Tribune
White children in 1st and 4th grades who live in areas and attend schools with little ethnic diversity are more likely to blame a black child than a white child when presented with ambiguous information involving potential misbehavior, according to a study released last week that explores the origins of bias.

Teacher ed gets failing mark Tribune
The vast majority of the nation's teachers attend colleges that have low admission standards, low graduation requirements, confusing curricula and faculty disconnected from the realities of teaching in today's schools, according to a first-of-its-kind study released Monday.

Value of arts education in spotlight Sun-Times
A 2005 study revealed Illinois was considerably below national averages in the number of students receiving lessons in music, theater, dance and the visual arts. Responding to those findings, Chicago Public Schools in August named a new arts czar, David Roche, who promises to boost and develop programs and acquire badly needed technology for arts teaching.

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