First Bell: July 8, 2014

NEA CONVENTION
Delegates to the National Education Association’s annual convention called for U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to resign and approved a policy statement strengthening their opposition to the use of tests in teacher evaluations. (Answer Sheet and Teacher Beat)
 
GRADUATION RATES
While the graduation rate in Prince George’s County went up slightly from 2012 to 2013, the percentage of those who graduated on time in 2013 (74.1 percent) was down from 2010 (76.2). (Washington Post)
 
FOOD ACCESS
For children in rural areas, summer means having a tougher time finding fresh fruits and vegetables. (Hechinger Report)

COLLEGE GRADS FINDING WORK
A new NCES report finds that most of those who graduated college during the recession (in the 2007–08 school year) were employed four years later. (Institute of Education Sciences)
 
FORDHAM IN THE NEWS
StateImpact Ohio: “The Process of Picking Principals
WABE: “Why is a Good Principal Hard to Find? (And Keep?)

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