First Bell: August 11, 2014

ATLANTA’S TEST SCANDAL
Jury selection begins today for the case of twelve former Atlanta Public Schools employees accused of conspiring to alter students’ standardized test scores. (New York Times)
 
BUILDING A BETTER TEACHER
The Hechinger Report spoke with author Elizabeth Green about the challenges of building better teachers. (Hechinger Report)
 
COMMON CORE TESTING
Iowa will withdraw from the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium. (Curriculum Matters)
 
HOMELESS FAMILIES
Studies find that homeless families need more parent-student education. (Inside School Research)
 
CELEBRITY CAUSE
Celebrities are throwing their hats into the ed-reform ring. (NPR)
 
FORDHAM IN THE NEWS
Orange County Register: “Editorial: Reasons for hope on school choice

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