First Bell: July 22, 2014

COLLEGES AND THE COMMON CORE
A New America Foundation policy paper finds that colleges and universities are behind in meaningfully aligning their instruction and teacher-prep programs with the Common Core. (Hechinger Report)
 
THE CHARTER EFFECT
Researchers from UCLA and Rand Corp. find evidence that attending a high-performing charter school reduces the rates of high-risk health behaviors among low-income, minority teenagers. (NPR)
 
ROCKETSHIP’S EXPANSION SLOWS
The Rocketship charter-management organization, known for its ambitious growth goals, has slowed its multistate expansion. (Charters & Choice)
 
CHILD WELL-BEING
The latest Kids Count data book, an index of child well-being, finds that the nation’s children are generally healthier and better educated than they were a quarter-century ago—but that children’s and parent’s gains are fragile. (Inside School Research)
 
FORDHAM IN THE NEWS
Columbus Dispatch: “Good schools don't worry about competitors
EdNET Insight: “Teacher PD, Principal Recruitment

More By Author