First Bell: July 21, 2014

MY BROTHER’S KEEPER
President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper program is expanding to include sixty of the nation’s largest school districts, which represent about 40 percent of all African American and Hispanic boys living below the poverty line. (New York Times)
 
TEACHER TURNOVER
A new report from the Alliance for Excellent Education, in collaboration with the New Teacher Center, finds that 13 percent of the U.S.’s 3.4 million teachers transfer schools or leave the profession every year, costing states up to $2 billion, and digs into why this happens and how to fix it. (Hechinger Report)
 
RESPECT FOR QUALITY CTE
Tamar Jacoby tells the stories of students who have sought out quality career and technical education and argues that the nation needs to show respect for practical training. (Wall Street Journal)
 
SORTING BY ACHIEVEMENT
An analysis by WBEZ finds that Chicago’s school-choice system sorts students of different achievement levels into separate high schools. (WBEZ)
 
WHAT HAPPENS TO THE POPULAR KIDS?
According to a new study, middle schoolers who engaged in “cool” behaviors were, by adulthood, more at risk of serious criminal activity and drug and alcohol use. (Inside School Research) 

FORDHAM IN THE NEWS
Columbus Dispatch: “Good schools don't worry about competitors
EdNET Insight: “Teacher PD, Principal Recruitment

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