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Education plan highlights
Sen. Barack Obama
Sen. John McCain
Expand Head Start: Quadruple funding for early program that addresses children from birth to age 5.
Reform No Child Left Behind: Fund the federal law and improve assessments used to track student progress.
Charter schools: Expand charter funding to states that improve accountability for the privately operated public schools, and create a process to close down underperforming charters.
Recruit more math and science degree graduates to teaching: A new Teacher Service Scholarship program would cover four years of undergraduate or two years of graduate teacher education, including alternative programs for mid-career recruits, in exchange for teaching at least four years in a high-need field or location.
Early intervention: Boost funding to school districts for dropout prevention programs at the middle school level.
More after school: Double federal funding for after-school programs.
Build on No Child Left Behind: Emphasize accountability, but with a focus on individual student potential rather than group averages.
Quality teachers for failing schools: Put aside 5 percent of Title II funding to recruit teachers who graduate in the top 25 percent of their class or participate in an alternative teacher recruitment program such as Teach for America, the New Teacher Project, or excellent university initiatives.
Incentives for teachers: Put aside 60 percent of Title II funding for incentive bonuses for high-performing teachers to locate in the most challenging educational settings.
Empowering principals: Give school principals greater control over spending.
Virtual education: Target $500 million in federal funds for virtual schools and support the development of online course offerings for students. These courses may be for regular coursework, for enhancement, or for dual enrollment into college.