Thursday, August 9, 2007

Dodd: The K-12 plan

Yesterday, Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd was all about higher education. Today, he focused on the younger set.

In comments to the New Hampshire National Education Association (watch the video here), Dodd laid out his main platform for K-12. He wants universal preschool for low- and middle-income children and big bonuses for teachers who commit to "high-needs" schools for at least five years. He also called for changes to the way teachers get certified and the way kids' achievement is measured.

To read more, check out this Associated Press report in Ed Week. To read the campaign press release, click here. To visit the campaign web site, click here.

As for me, I'm Jeff Solochek, education reporter and blogger at the St. Petersburg Times in Florida. I've agreed to collect Senator Dodd's comments about education issues for you. Look for more later. And if you have questions or suggestions, please e-mail me at

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