First Bell: July 28, 2014

PLACING DISABLED STUDENTS
Soon after winning a drawn-out reimbursement case and the right to private school tuition, a severely disabled young boy passed away—and now, his father is an advocate for creating an independent body to make placement decisions for disabled students. (New York Times)
 
COMPUTER-BASED TESTS
An NCES study finds that fourth graders are proficient enough in using computers to type, organize, and write to be given computer-based writing tests. (Curriculum Matters)
 
PRINCIPAL MOBILITY
A study suggests that principals who stay at a school are more likely to feel they can get things done, while those who were headed out the door felt they hadn’t accomplished as much. (Inside School Research)
 
FORDHAM IN THE NEWS
National Review Online: “Beyond the Common Core
News U: “Common Core: Leading Education Reformer, Fordham President Sees Promise; Greater Accountability for Schools
Indy Star: “New test giving teachers back-to-school jitters
Times Picayune: “Poor principal hiring practices shut out good leaders, research finds

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