First Bell: July 3, 2014

SPECIAL-EDUCATION FUNDING
The New America Foundation finds that formulas divvying special-education money have not been adjusted in over a decade, which is resulting in smaller districts getting more federal dollars per student and shrinking districts getting more funding than growing districts. (On Special Education)
 
ED TECH
A MOOC designed to instruct teachers on how to use technology in the classroom is popular with a test group of rural teachers, who often must travel long distances for similar training. (Hechinger Report)
 
FUTURE CHARTER LEADERS
The University of Pennsylvania is launching a four-semester executive program for future charter school founders. (Charters & Choice)
 
CHARTER DIVERSITY
Fourteen diverse charter schools, including NYC’s Success Academy Charter Schools and San Diego’s High Tech High, have together founded the National Coalition of Diverse Charter Schools, which—among other things—will support research on the best policies an dprograms of diverse schools. (Charters & Choice)
 
FORDHAM IN THE NEWS
Daily News: “Why Johnny won’t learn to read
New Yorker: “The Limits of Reading Rainbow

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